Knoxville Approves New Public Transportation Plan

Knoxville's transportation board approves a new and improved bus network.

The Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) Board has given its green light to the final routes and schedules for the KAT Reimagined new bus network. This approval, which came during their meeting on April 25, 2024, marks a significant milestone in enhancing public transportation in Knoxville.

The approved plan includes two key adjustments from its earlier versions: modifications to the timepoints on Route 22 and the restoration of direct service to Flenniken Landing via Route 45. These changes underscore the Board’s responsiveness to community feedback and its commitment to optimizing the transit system for all users.

The KAT Reimagined network is poised to offer several improvements aimed at increasing accessibility and efficiency across the board. Notable enhancements include more frequent bus services on several routes, consistent service throughout the week, expanded job access, and a new Downtown Connector route offering services at 12-minute intervals every day. Additionally, the plan introduces eight buses per hour connecting to the University of Tennessee Campus, significantly improving access to education and other campus resources.

Isaac Thorne, the Director of Transit for the City of Knoxville, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “This updated network reflects our commitment to providing efficient, accessible, and reliable transit services to our community.”

This new bus network is scheduled to be implemented on August 26, 2024. In anticipation of these changes, the public is encouraged to visit to review the detailed maps and schedules. This initiative represents a forward leap in making Knoxville’s public transportation system more inclusive, reliable, and convenient for its users.

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