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Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is proposing route and schedule changes to several routes which, if approved, would take effect in January 2020.
Proposed Changes by Route:
Route 12 – Western Avenue: To improve on-time performance and connections as well as streamline the route, the proposal is to make the current detour routing through the area of Western Heights a permanent change, using Virginia to Murphy. Due to the recent street realignment of Western Avenue, portions of Virginia and Tennessee would no longer be served.
Route 13 – Beaumont:
Route 20 – Central Street: Remove the service extension to Melstone and McClain, keeping the route consistent throughout the day.
Route 34 – Burlington: Remove a 3-block portion at Catalpa, Kirk and Lilac streets, keeping the bus straight on Fern to improve route performance.
Route 42 – UT/Ft. Sanders Hospitals:
Route 90 – Crosstown:
Outreach, Public Meetings, and Ways to Comment
For detailed information, the public is invited to visit KAT’s website at www.katbus.com, call 637-3000, or visit KAT’s Customer Service Desk at Knoxville Station Transit Center.
Information will be distributed to agencies, housing, and businesses along the affected routes, and the public is encouraged to comment on the proposal.
KAT will hold two public open houses in order to explain the changes and accept comments. Dates are as follows:
In addition, detailed information will be on display at Knoxville Station for review and comment during the month of September.
The Knoxville Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street.
If approved at a vote at the October meeting, the changes would take effect January 6, 2020.