Effective Monday, April 20, 2020, Knoxville Area Transit will be reducing weekday service on some routes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maintain the transit service needed to get essential workers to their jobs and for people to make life-necessary trips for supplies, KAT will be making the changes listed below to KAT routes. Please note that additional buses will be dispatched as needed and available to allow for proper distancing on board. The routes are listed below, and this change will be in effect until further notice.
Weekday service reductions:
Route 11 – Kingston Pike – service every 30 minutes
Route 17 – Sutherland – service once an hour
Route 20 – Central – service once an hour
Route 22 – Broadway – service every 30 minutes
Route 31 – Magnolia – service every 30 minutes
Route 32 – Dandridge – service once an hour
Route 34 – Burlington – service once an hour
Route 40 – South Knoxville – service once an hour
Route 44 – University Park/303 Flats – service every 30 minutes through May 4
Route 45 – Vestal – service once an hour
Orange Line Trolley – ends at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings
Blue Line Trolley – ends at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings
Red and Green Line Trolleys will not be operating
All other weekday routes will maintain their current schedules, and weekend service will remain the same. Detailed information on schedule changes can be found at katbus.com or by calling 865-637-3000.
In an effort to maintain proper social distancing, KAT routes will still operate fare-free and passengers are encouraged to enter through the back doors. Seating on buses is limited to 10 passengers or less, and additional buses are dispatched as available when buses reach maximum capacity. The public is strongly encouraged to limit transit use to essential trips only.
For more information on this news release, contact Belinda Brill at 865-254-0972.