KAT Reimagined Network Approved by Knoxville Transportation Authority Board


The Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) Board officially approved the final detailed routes and timetables for the KAT Reimagined new bus network at its meeting on April 25, 2024. This approval represents a significant step forward in advancing public transportation accessibility and effectiveness in Knoxville.


The final version that was approved included two additional adjustments – fine-tuning timepoints on Route 22 and reinstating direct service to Flenniken Landing on Route 45.


Benefits of the new network include:

  • More frequent bus service on several routes
  • Consistent service 7 days a week
  • Access to more jobs
  • A new Downtown Connector route with service every 12 minutes, 7 days week
  • Eight buses an hour connecting to UT Campus

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


The KAT Reimagined new bus network will take effect on August 26, 2024, and the public is encouraged to explore the detailed maps and schedules available at katbus.com.