Nov 02

Jan 7, 2019 Service Improvements

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 9:16 AM by Savannah Leeper

The Knoxville Transportation Authority has voted to approve the following service improvements to go into effect January 7, 2019 The public is welcomed to attend.

Route 16 - Cedar Bluff Connector
Adjusted to remove Social Security Office routing. Service to Social Security Office available through Route 11 - Kingston Pike. 

Route 17 - Sutherland 
Schedule adjustment to add later and more consistent evening service on weekdays and Saturdays and ALL NEW SUNDAY SERVICE. 

Route 24 - Inskip/Breda
Schedule adjustment to add later evening trips on weekdays and Saturdays with complete 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. trips. 

Route 30 - Parkridge
Schedule adjustment to add later evening trips on weekdays and Saturdays with complete 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. trips. 

Route 40 - South Knoxville
Schedule adjustment to add 30 minute service on weekdays!

Route 42 - UT Hospital
Schedule adjustment to add later evening trips on weekdays and Saturdays with complete 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. trips. 

Route 45 - Vestal
Schedule adjustment to add 30 minute service on weekdays! 

For detailed information on the changes, please see the attached files:
You can also get more information by visiting the Knoxville Station Customer Service Counter or by calling 865.637.3000.
Nov 01

KAT Offers Fare-Free Service on Election Days

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM by Savannah Leeper

Fare-Free on Election Day
In an effort to make voting in Knoxville as easy as possible, Mayor Madeline Rogero and the Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) have approved fare-free service on all KAT buses on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Fare-free service on Election Day will run for the duration of Mayor Rogero’s term through 2019, which will include two additional election days in August and November of 2019 for City elections.

“Transportation should never be a barrier to voting,” says Mayor Rogero. “Fare-free rides on November 6th will offer the opportunity to reach polls on KAT bus lines in Knoxville, and for those who have early voted, it’s an opportunity to take advantage of our fabulous transit system fare-free.”

KAT’s Customer Service Counter staff at Knoxville Station, as well as KAT’s information line at 637-3000, are available to help passengers plan trips to the polls. KAT encourages planning ahead and voting early on Election Day, as there are some KAT routes that end service before the polls close. As the City of Knoxville’s transit system, KAT conveniently serves most polling sites within the city. Combining Knoxville polling locations with those outside the city limits, this accounts for 41 of the Knox County Election Commission’s 80 countywide voting sites.
“Our customer service staff are familiar with voting locations, and can help people plan their trip to their polling location now,” says Melissa Roberson, Interim Director of Transit for the City of Knoxville.

The Knoxville Station Customer Service counter will also be providing special giveaway items on Tuesday for those with “I Voted” stickers, in addition to providing trip information.
Jun 29

August 2018 Service Improvements

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 11:45 AM by Savannah Leeper

The Knoxville Transportation Authority has approved the following service improvements. These improvements will go into affect on August 20, 2018.



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