Designing Better Transit Together
The KAT Reimagined project is a system-wide reimagining of the KAT bus network: where the buses go, and how often. This public-led process has resulted in a new Recommended Network that has been adopted by the Knoxville Transportation Authority. Now the KAT staff begins the process of the detailed design of these routes and schedules, and how it will all fit together. To keep up with progress, visit the Library page for updates. As of now, our implementation plan for this new network is August of 2024.
KAT hasn’t done this in a long time, but Knoxville's needs and goals have changed. We need to make sure that the bus network is right for today, and tomorrow.
This study looked at our current bus network and how we can make it better, balancing the area we cover with how well we cover that area. Service that goes everywhere but operates infrequently doesn't work for many people, but only a few routes with really great service may not reach enough people. How do we find that balance to encourage transit use in Knoxville and make it work effectively for as many people as possible? What routes need to operate differently, and does our service provide equity and access to all of our communities? These are the questions we asked of the public, and the Recommended Network was a result of that public engagement. To learn more about the process, visit our Engagement page.
What Is a Bus Network Redesign?
Redesigning the bus network means collaborating with others to answer questions such as:
Where should buses go, and how often should they come?
What kind of bus service should we have on weekends or at night?
Should some locations get new service or more service?
How are connections made between buses?
WE ARE HERE
Public hearings on the proposed service changes
New bus network to be implemented in 2024
Public engagement is critical to the success of the KAT Reimagined project and every phase of the process will include opportunities for public input. Click here to get in touch.