Kat offers free Cumberland fares

Beginning June 1, 2015, Knox Area Transit (KAT) will be an even better way to get through the construction in the Cumberland Avenue area, because it will be free.

Anyone catching a bus along Cumberland–from Gay Street to West Volunteer–can board fare-free starting June 1. All stops in the zone will be designated with a┬áthe bright round sign shown here, indicating a fare-free boarding location.

The fare-free promotion is intended to attract more people to transit, and thus relieve congestion through Cumberland, as well as provide easy access to businesses along the corridor during the City’s ongoing construction and redesign project.

“The Free Fare Zone will help people get to and from Cumberland Avenue during the construction, it will help the merchants there and it will help reduce traffic,” said Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. “It’s also a reminder that public transit is a great resource for our city.”

KAT will also be having some special promotions and events during the first week of the Free Fare Zone project.

The Cumberland Free Fare Zone will be in effect during the length of the construction project.