KAT Begins 2017 with Service Improvements

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KAT Begins 2017 with Service Improvements

Posted: 01/05/2017
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is pleased to announce that improved service on thirteen bus routes will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017.  These improvements include two new Sunday routes, better frequencies on Saturdays, and later service on many neighborhood routes.  

These expansions are in response to passenger requests as well as capacity issues on busy Saturday routes and are possible due to the continued support of the City of Knoxville towards improving transit services and mobility options in Knoxville.

“We are very excited to be starting the new year off right by providing these significant service improvements,” says Dawn Distler, Director of Transit for the City of Knoxville.  “The later service on neighborhood routes will give people more opportunities to get home from jobs, as well as allowing people who take transit to enjoy the many offerings of our downtown and still catch transit home. New Sunday services to Knoxville Center and other commercial locations to the northeast will provide great opportunities for both shopping and employment.  We couldn’t be more pleased.” 

The detailed list of changes follows.  More information can be obtained by calling 865-637-3000 or visiting the KAT website, www.katbus.com. For regular updates, Like us on facebook at facebook.com/knoxvilleareatransit or follow us on Twitter @kat_bus.

January 2017 service improvements:

Route 11 – Kingston Pike will add an additional inbound trip to reach downtown at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays.
Route 12 – Western Avenue will continue full service to I-640 Plaza for two additional trips on weekdays and will add 30-minute service on Saturdays.
Route 13 – Beaumont will add two additional round-trips at 6:15 and 7:15 pm on weekdays.
Route 16 – Cedar Bluff will add a 9:15 pm trip on weekdays and Saturdays.
Route 17 – Sutherland will continue 30-minute service for one additional hour; add a 10:15 pm trip on weekdays and add a 10:15 pm trip on Saturdays.
Route 21 – Lincoln Park will add trips at 7:15 and 8:15 pm on weekdays and Saturdays.
Route 22 – Broadway will see 30-minute service on Saturdays.
Route 23 – Millertown will add Sunday service.
Route 30 – Parkridge will add a 6:45 pm trip on weekdays and Saturdays.
Route 33 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave will add Sunday service.
Route 34 – Burlington will add a 9:15 pm trip on weekdays and add trips at 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 pm on Saturdays.
Route 40 – South Knoxville will add a 9:15 pm trip on weekdays and add a 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 pm trip on Saturdays.
Route 45 – Vestal will add a 9:15 pm trip on weekdays and add a 7:15, 8:15, and 9:15 pm trip on Saturdays.