May 18

KAT's Creative Coloring Page

Posted on May 18, 2020 at 12:59 PM by Savannah Kilday

As we all work to navigate a new normal many parents are looking for ways to entertain children at home. Knoxville Area Transit wants to help bring public transit to your kids! There are so many activities you can do while you ride the bus; you can read, listen to music through your headphones, answer a few of those emails, and even color! 
We have created a fun coloring page you can download, print and share with your little ones to creatively color. 

Download the KAT Coloring Page here

Be sure to share your child's completed piece of art by tagging us on Facebook @knoxvilleareatransit
Jul 25

Mayor Madeline Rogero Receives 2019 APTA Distinguished Service Award

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 3:40 PM by Savannah Kilday

Mayor Rogero - Why she’s the American Public Transportation Association's Distinguished Service Honoree for 2019.


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May 06

Knoxville ‘Got on Board’

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 9:28 AM by Savannah Kilday

Get on Board Day 2019
Knoxville, TN. The Knoxville community showed their support for transit by riding in big numbers on last Thursday’s Get on Board Day.  KAT saw a 24% increase in ridership compared with the previous day, with many passengers posting their rides on social media.

Get on Board Day was a nation-wide event promoting transit and raising awareness of the benefits of transit, from economic development to promoting sustainable lifestyles.  Over 200 transit agencies participated in the event in various ways.  KAT offered fare-free rides and encouraged people to share their rides on social media.   In addition to the ridership increases, KAT’s social media engagement doubled for Get on Board Day.

“We were so pleased to see such a positive and supportive community response to Get on Board Day,” says Melissa Roberson, Director of Transit for the City of Knoxville. “We have been improving our passenger amenities with our KATbus Tracker App and free wi-fi on buses, along with steady improvements to route service.  I think the public is responding to these new conveniences and more people are interested in giving transit a try.”

The KATbus Tracker app, which provides real-time bus tracking along with trip planning and other features, was introduced at the end of March.  Thus far, the app has been downloaded over 900 times.