One of the most frequent requests Knox Area Transit receives is more Sunday service, and beginning August 30, 2015, that request will be fulfilled for several KAT routes.
Sunday service will be expanded to begin at 8:15 a.m. and continue until 8:15 p.m. (an additional four hours of service) on Route 11: Kingston Pike, Route 22: Broadway, Route 31: Magnolia and Route 41: Chapman Highway.
In addition, two routes–Route 12: Western Avenue and Route 20: Central Avenue–will begin new Sunday service.
Several other weekday changes will take effect on Monday, August 24. These changes include:
An extension of Route 41: Chapman Highway to serve Mountain Grove Shopping Center just south of Gov. John Sevier Highway;
Extended weekday and Saturday hours on Route 16: Cedar Bluff Connector which will now operate until 8:15 p.m.;
A minor timepoint adjustment on Route 45: Vestal;
A minor routing adjustment on Route 90: Crosstown in the Whittle Springs/Washington Pike area.
KAT passenger rides have been on the increase for the past five years, due in part to the transit center (which opened in 2010), as well as expanded and more frequent service including 15-minute peak service on major corridors. KAT topped 3 million passenger trips during the past fiscal year.
For complete details on the upcoming route changes, contact a Transit Agent at 865-637-3000.