Knoxville Area Transit (KAT)

Knoxville, TN 37915


About Knoxville Area Transit (KAT)


301 Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
United States

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Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is the public transit system for the city of Knoxville, Tenn. KAT also operates The T, the transit system for the University of Tennessee.

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Knoxville Transportation Authority

Knoxville Transportation Authority Board approves KAT Reimagined new bus network

May 1, 2024
The KAT Reimagined new bus network will take effect on Aug. 26, and will feature more frequent bus service on several routes and consistent service seven days a week.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Knoxville introduces all-electric buses to KAT fleet

Sept. 17, 2021
This order of the first 12 vehicles represents a step toward Knoxville’s clean and resilient future – and progress toward the city’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent...
Isaac Thorne, director of transit

Knoxville mayor appoints new transit director

Aug. 6, 2020
Isaac Thorne has been chosen for the position.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Knoxville celebrates purchase of first all-electric bus

Dec. 20, 2019
The bus manufactured by New Flyer is expected to start operations in 2021.
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KAT Named Outstanding Transit System – North America

June 21, 2017
KAT has announced that the APTA has recognized KAT with the 2017 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award for small transit systems (less than 4 million passenger...
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KAT Introduces Free WiFi on All Buses and Trolleys

Jan. 18, 2017
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) has announced that free WiFi is now available on all KAT buses and trolleys. KAT has been phasing in the service on the system and testing it over...
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KAT Employees Take Top Honors at State Conference

Nov. 2, 2016
Some of the top transit talent in the state is in Knoxville, including the best bus operator of a 40-foot long bus. Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) brought home several awards from...

Articles & News

Bi-State Development/KAT/Transdev
Left to right: Bi-State Development approved an investment to retain and train employees; KAT has increased starting wages to attract new talent and Transev has joined an effort to committing to hiring refugees over the next three years.

Transit recruitment news: Bi-State Development; KAT; Transdev

Sept. 29, 2022
Retention pay, higher starting pay and a commitment to hire refugees are all tactics transit stakeholders are using for workforce development.

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Knoxville Area Transit’s east Superstop location – Kirkwood Street – undergoes a significant facelift.

Construction begins on Knoxville Area Transit’s East Superstop

May 26, 2016
A short East Knoxville street is getting some long-awaited improvements as Knoxville Area Transit’s east Superstop location – Kirkwood Street – undergoes a significant facelift...

KAT Proposes Changes to Trolley System

Jan. 6, 2016
KAT is proposing changes to the downtown trolley system, to include new service to The Old City, improved route schedule performance, later weekday service and better connections...
Shuttles begin three hours prior to kickoff and run several hours after the game.

KAT Football Shuttle Posts Record Ridership

Oct. 9, 2015
Loyal University of Tennessee football fans are taking the easy way to the game in record numbers. KAT’s football shuttle posted over 10,000 passenger trips for the game against...
KAT's Trolley on Tap events will allow Knoxville residents a chance to provide input on future service in the downtown area.

KAT Seeks Input on Downtown Trolleys

Sept. 1, 2015
With downtown’s continuing growth and development, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will be examining the downtown trolley service to determine if it is still meeting the needs as...

KAT Expands Sunday Service Aug. 30

Aug. 20, 2015
For years, the most requested improvement to the KAT system has been more Sunday service. Thanks to an approved budget request from the city of Knoxville, those requests will ...
Knoxville Station is located at 301 Church Ave., and is the city's first LEED certified building.

Knoxville Transit Supporters Celebrate 5 Years with Knoxville Station

Aug. 14, 2015
City officials and Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) staff and passengers will come together on Aug. 17, to celebrate five years in the John J Duncan, Jr Knoxville Station Transit ...
KAT’s success this past fiscal year can be attributed to recent improvements in service frequency, the addition of later evening service on neighborhood-based routes, and the Cumberland Avenue Free Fare Zone campaign.

KAT Ends Fiscal Year With Over 3 Million Passenger Trips

July 28, 2015
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) ended the fiscal year with ridership totals of over 3 million passenger trips, up 119,000 over FY 14. The ending month of the fiscal year had a 12...

Knoxville Transportation Authority Approves Service Improvements

June 30, 2015
For years, the most requested improvement to the KAT system has been more Sunday service. Thanks to an approved budget request from the city of Knoxville, that is beginning to...

KAT Begins Free Fare Zone

June 1, 2015
“Cumberland Avenue is open for business, and KAT is the best way to get to it and through it.” This is the message that the city of Knoxville and KAT want to send with the new...