In partnership with Knox County Schools and the City of Knoxville, KAT is excited to offer all students in Knox County the opportunity to ride KAT buses at NO CHARGE!
The Youth Freedom Program provides students unlimited rides through the end of the 2022/2023 school year on KAT’s Fixed Route bus service. The best part of this updated program – no special pass is required! Just hop on the bus.
Here’s just a few places you can get to on KAT:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why ride the bus?
How do I get my pass?
We’ve updated the program so you don’t need a special pass to ride. Just hop on the bus and tell your driver that you’re a Knox County Student to ride!
Where can I go?
What about regular Knox County School buses?
I can’t ride the regular, fixed route buses due to a disability. What should I do?
Students with disabilities can receive a similarly structured Freedom Pass that applies to the KAT LIFT service. For more information about KAT LIFT, please call (865) 637-3000.
Students are required to follow all of KAT’s passenger ride guide and are subject to standard consequences and procedures, including potential revocation of an individual’s ability to participate in the program, if rules are not followed.