KAT Considering Route Changes

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KAT Considering Route Changes

Posted: 05/29/2014
KAT is proposing several changes for July and August 2014, including an extension of the Vol Line Trolley to serve the new Walmart and Publix at University Commons. The trolley would use current routing through the downtown area which serves Knoxville Station, Krutch Park and the convention center. The trolley would then turn from Cumberland Avenue and travel through the University of Tennessee area along Volunteer Boulevard, and would provide direct service into University Commons, taking the new bridge from Joe Johnson Drive. Under the proposal, the trolley would keep its current hours and frequency of service and would remain fare free.

If approved, the trolley change would take effect on Monday, July 28, 2014, with the opening of the University Commons development.

Other proposed changes, if approved, would take effect on Monday, August 25, 2014.

These changes include: Route 41: Chapman Highway and Route 45: Vestal. The proposal is to change the routing in and out of the downtown area to begin using Henley Street bridge again. This would eliminate stops along Hill Avenue and Blount Avenue, as the buses would use Church Avenue to Henley. Route 40: South Knoxville. The proposal would reverse the loop routing around Moody, Tomlinson and Young High Pike to provide a better pick-up location for Chapman Square passengers. Route 90: Crosstown. This proposal would provide a number of timing adjustments to allow for transfers at West Town Mall as well as better evening transfers at the Fountain City Superstop. In addition, it includes a proposal to use Old Broadway northbound as well as southbound.

The Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) will vote on these proposals at their regular meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the City County Building's Main Assembly Room, 400 Main Street.

KAT is accepting public comments. Visit www.katbus.com, call 865-637-3000 or mail comments to KAT Route Changes, 301 Church Avenue, Knoxville TN 37915.