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KAT Honored as Outstanding Public Transit System 

Congratulations to Knoxville Area Transit, honored this morning as this year's best small transit system in North America!

At the American Public Transportation Association's annual meeting in Atlanta, APTA recognized KAT with the 2017 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award for transit systems with less than 4 million passenger trips per year.

From left: Mayor Madeline Rogero; Director of Transit Dawn Distler; Melissa Roberson, KAT's Chief Administrative Officer; Belinda Woodiel-Brill, KAT's Director of Communications and Service Development; and Doug Burton, principal planner, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
From left: Mayor Madeline Rogero; Director of Transit Dawn Distler; Melissa Roberson, KAT's Chief Administrative Officer; Belinda Woodiel-Brill, KAT's Director of Communications and Service Development; and Doug Burton, principal planner, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization


The APTA awardKAT has been honored as a 2017 Outstanding Public Transit System in North America. was based on a variety of factors, including sustainability, innovation, and efficiency. The prestigious honor was announced last summer. For more details, click HERE.

One of the factors that led to KAT’s recognition was a series of improvements in service made to 14 of 23 routes over a three-year period, including later evening service, improved frequencies and more weekend service.

Congratulations to KAT for a well-deserved honor!

Also at the APTA annual meeting, the organization announced its new board
leadership and members. Knoxville's Transit Director, Dawn Distler, has joined the APTA board and will serve a three-year term. Kudos to Dawn!

Dawn Distler, Knoxville's Director of Transit
Dawn Distler



More members of the KAT team, from left: O'Dell Draper, Savannah Leeper, Mayor Rogero, Distler, Roberson, Woodiel-Brill, Andrea Schneibel, and Mike Bannon.
Additional members of the KAT team, from left: O'Dell Draper, Savannah Leeper, Mayor Rogero, Distler, Roberson, Woodiel-Brill, Andrea Schneibel, and Mike Bannon.

Posted by evreeland On 06 November, 2017 at 5:31 PM  

 
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