Sustainability Program

Taking KAT is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Did you know KAT works hard to be a sustainable organization as well? Here are a few things we do to be friendly to the planet:

Hybrid Electric Buses

We have several hybrid electric vehicles - both trolleys and fixed route buses - that assist in keeping Knoxville's air clean. In addition, our buses all feature special filters that remove all the bad stuff before it exits the tailpipe.

Knoxville Station

Our Knoxville Station Transit Center is the City of Knoxville's first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) government building. To learn more about our features and where to view our display please visit the About Knoxville Station Transit Center page.


We have recycling at all of our facilities for both our passengers and our staff. Around 50% of our waste is recycled!