Knoxville Area Transit

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Knoxville Area Transit Logo.png
Area served City of Knoxville, TN
Founded 1967
Fixed bus routes 23
Trolley routes 3
Website [1]
Facebook [2]
Twitter [3]
Bus Fuel Types Diesel, Diesel-Electric Hybrid
Director of Transit Isaac Thorne

Knoxville Area Transit, commonly referred to as KAT, is the operator of public transportation in Knox County, Tennessee. There are Twenty three regular routes are operated. Knoxville Trolley Lines is a free shuttle service which provides service to the university and the downtown area.

Facilities

Headquarters

  • Address: 301 E Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Bus Yard

  • Address: 1135 E. Magnolia, Knoxville, TN 37917

History

KAT's History Page

Routes

System Map

Regular Knoxville area routes[1]

Route name Inner Terminal Outer Terminal 7-day service
10 Sequoyah Hills Commuter Knoxville Station (Platform N) Keowee at Kenesaw
11 Kingston Pike Knoxville Station (Platform O) Walmart at Walbrook Drive
12 Western Avenue Knoxville Station (Platform E) Industrial Parkway
13 Beaumont Connector Health Department at Dameron and Central (Connection to Route 20 Central Avenue) Middlebrook Pike at 3rd Creek Rd (Connection to Rt 90 Crosstown Connector)
16 Cedar Bluff Connector Walmart at Walbrook Drive Windsor Square
17 Sutherland Avenue/ Bearden Knoxville Station (Platform Q) Forest Park *
19 Lakeshore/Lonas Connector Earth Fare (at Forest Park) Lonas at Coleman / Sunflower Apts.
20 Central Avenue / Clinton Highway Knoxville Station (Platform G) Northwest Crossing
21 Lincoln Park Knoxville Station (Platform B) Chickamauga at Broadway
22 Broadway Knoxville Station (Platform H) Jacksboro at Essary
23 Millertown Knoxville Station (Platform I) Knoxville Center Mall
24 Inskip Knoxville Station (Platform G) Knox Road Transfer Point
30 Parkridge Knoxville Station (Platform B) Cecil at Crockett
31 Magnolia Avenue Knoxville Station (Platform F) Burns Rd. at Asheville Hwy.
32 Dandridge Avenue Knoxville Station (Platform A) Golden Age Retirement Village
33 MLK Jr Avenue Knoxville Station (Platform Q) Knoxville Center Mall
34 Burlington Knoxville Station (Platform D) Kirk at Catalpa
40 South Knoxville Knoxville Station (Platform R) Chapman Hwy.
41 Chapman Highway Knoxville Station (Platform P) Walmart at John Sevier Highway
42 Fort Sanders/UT Hospital Knoxville Station (Platform M) UT Hospital *
44 University Park Apartments University Park Apartments UT Transfer Point
45 Vestal Knoxville Station (Platform S) Chapman Hwy.
90 Crosstown Connector Walmart at Walbrook Drive East Town Mall

Lines with asterisks (*) denote lines that operate daily.

Gameday Shuttles

KAT offers special shuttles for football games, which operate solely on specific dates. All lines terminate at Neyland Stadium. These lines are assigned the special "51" designator.[2]

Outer Terminus
51A Civic Coliseum
51C Farragut High Parking Lot
51D Old City
51E Market Square / Krutch Park

Knoxville Trolley Lines

Line Destinations
Blue Line Knoxville Station, Civic Coliseum, Waterfront
Green Line Old City, Gay Street
Orange Line University of Tennessee, Downtown

Roster

Active

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
31-34 Knoxville Area Transit 31-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Trolley Replica 35'
(G21B102N4)
Cummins ISM
35-37 Knoxville Area Transit 35-a.jpg 2013 Gillig Trolley Replica 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
38-40 Knoxville Area Transit 38-b.jpg 2014 Gillig Trolley Replica HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
3001-3005 Knoxville Area Transit 3002-a.jpg 2012 Ford/Goshen Cutaway
3007-3012 Knoxville Area Transit 3010-a.jpg 2016 Ford
Champion
E-450
?
3013-3015 Knoxville Area Transit 3013-a.jpg 2019 Gillig Low Floor HEV 30'
(G30E102?2)
Cummins B6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
3016-3018 2021 Gillig Low Floor HEV 30'
(G30E102?2)
Cummins B6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
4001-4003 Knoxville Area Transit 4001-a.jpg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
4004-4015 Knoxville Area Transit 4015-a.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
4016-4021 Knoxville Area Transit 4018-a.jpg 2012 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
4022-4026 Knoxville Area Transit 4022-a.jpg 2013 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
4027-4033 Knoxville Area Transit 4027-c.jpg 2017 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins B6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
4034-4037 Knoxville Area Transit 4035-a.jpg 2018 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins B6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
5001-5006 Knoxville Area Transit 5003-a.jpg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
5007-5008 Knoxville Area Transit 5007-a.jpg 2013 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
5009-5011 Knoxville Area Transit 5009-a.jpg 2014 Gillig Low Floor 40' HEV
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system

On Order

Fleet Number(s) Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
2021 New Flyer XE40 Siemens 1DB2016 or 1DB2020 Electric Drive System
3501-3512 2021 New Flyer XE35 Siemens 1DB2016 or 1DB2020 Electric Drive System
  • 3501 has arrived on 6/3/21
  • Five-year agreement for 12 buses, with option for an additional 13 buses in either 35- or 40-foot lengths.[3]

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
T21-T30 1999-2002 Dupont Industries Trolley Replica
101-109 2001 Dodge/Braun Paratransit Van
131-139 2005-2006 Ford/Goshen Coach Paratransit Van
311-320 2004-2006 Ford Paratransit Bus
351 1999 ABI Paratransit Bus
361-371 2003-2004 Ford Paratransit Bus
701-720 Knoxville Area Transit 715-a.jpg 2002-2003 Optima Bus
931-934 2004 Optima Bus Opus LFB-34 Cummins ISB
935-938 2005 Optima Bus Opus LFB-34 Cummins ISB
411-414 2004 Ebus Trolley Replica
409 1958 GMC TDH-4512
502, 506-509 1982 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Ex-Capital Area Transit (NC) 1181, 1188, 1187, 1189 & 1179, bought in 1996.
510 1982 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Ex-SMART 8206, bought in 1995.
511-512 1997 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
513-514 1999 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
651 1996 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Ex-Demo
652-657 1999 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40
830-838 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly K-Trans same #s.
841-880 1982 Grumman Flxible 870
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92T Allison V730 Formerly K-Trans same #s.
881-887 1993 Flxible Metro "D"
(30096-6C)
Cummins L10
888-889 1993 Flxible Metro "D"
(30096-6C8)
Cummins C8.3
901-923 1997 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731

References

External Links

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  • Knoxville selects New Flyer with award for up to 25 battery-electric Xcelsior buses and the associated charging infrastructure from New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, newflyer.com, October 13, 2020; retrieved December 29, 2020.