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KAT Reimagined: 
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. 

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 looks 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?

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Discover how transit works, the choices involved in designing a network, and learn about KAT's current bus network.

Go to the Discover page to learn more and read the Choices Report. Out now!

Want to learn more?

What Is a Bus Network Redesign?

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Redesigning the bus network means collaborating with others to answer questions such as:

Routing and frequency

Where should buses go, and how often should they come?

What kind of bus service should we have on weekends or at night?

Weekends and nights
New or additional service

Should some locations get new service or more service?

How are connections made between buses?

Connections

Redesign Process

 DONE 

1. Discover

  • Existing bus routes

  • Ridership and route performance studies

  • Define Network Concepts

 WE ARE HERE 

3. Design

  • Study community input

  • Obtain KTA Board direction

  • Develop draft reimagined network

4. Confirm

  • Obtain input on the draft reimagined network

  • Stakeholder workshop

  • Public meetings

  • Survey

5. Complete

  • Public hearings on the proposed service changes

  • New bus network to be implemented in 2023

 DONE 

2. Engage

  • Conversations about ridership and coverage tradeoff

  • Stakeholder workshop

  • Public meetings

  • Survey

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.