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301 Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

General Office: 865-215-7800

Office hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Service Change


Reduced Service Schedules in Effect

Effective Monday, August 29, 2022, reduced service schedules went into effect on some KAT bus routes. Click here for more information.


Trolley Operator

Do you have a passion for making a positive difference in people’s lives? Do you have a talent for interacting with all types of people, especially visitors to our City? Are you looking for a satisfying, stable career with a diverse workforce and great benefits? Do you want a job that actually helps improve air quality and makes the world better?

Knoxville Area Transit, the City of Knoxville’s public transportation system, is looking for professional Downtown Trolley Operators.


  • A team firmly dedicated to our core values of Teamwork, Diversity, Empowerment, Respect and Innovation
  • A company deeply rooted in meeting the transportation needs of our citizens and visitors with over a century of service to our communities
  • A stable employer, offering competitive wages and great benefits

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a standard Tennessee Driver’s License
  • Possess, or be able to obtain, a Commercial Driver’s License permit, Class B with a P Endorsement
  • Have a good knowledge of, or have the ability to learn, Knoxville streets
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma or a GED
  • Enjoy the challenge of driving a 35-foot long bus full of travelers of all types!
  • Be available to work any shift


  • $16.55 / hour
  • Excellent benefits package (click here for details)
  • Opportunities for promotion and professional development


KAT offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement, paid time off and more! Read more about all the benefits we offer here.

View the full job description here.

KAT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We enforce a strict substance abuse policy providing for a safe drug-free / alcohol-free work environment. Full EEO Policy here.