KAT to Offer New Outreach and Listening Sessions

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KAT to Offer New Outreach and Listening Sessions

Posted: 10/05/2016
With the success of the Trolleys on Tap outreach sessions, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is expanding outreach to several downtown neighborhoods, heading out to coffee shops and craft breweries to hear from close-in neighborhood residents about transit in Knoxville.  The “Transit on Tap” sessions will run from October through mid November and reach locations near Fourth and Gill, Old North Knox, Island Home, and Downtown North/Central Ave.

“Our Trolleys on Tap outreach indicated that there were a lot of people in these close-in neighborhoods who were interested in transit services,” says Dawn Distler, Director of Transit for the City of Knoxville.  “This is our opportunity to find out what’s working, what’s keeping people from riding, and what we can do to make our service more enticing.”

As with the Trolleys on Tap program, Transit on Tap will be going out to places popular with neighborhood locals, including Remedy Coffee on Tyson Place, K Brew on Broadway, and Schulz Brau Brewing on Bernard Street.  Erasable maps will allow people to draw routes, emphasize areas, and list priorities.  In addition, a brief online survey will be available soon for anyone who is unable to attend a Transit on Tap session. As with the previous outreach, all comments, map drawings, and survey results will be posted regularly on KAT’s blog, found at www.knoxvilletn.gov/katblog.  

Transit on Tap sessions are as follows:

Thursday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Schulz Brau Brewing, 126 Bernard Street

Thursday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Alliance Brewing, 1130 Sevier Avenue

Friday, October 21, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Remedy Coffee, 800 Tyson Street

Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Crafty Bastard Brewery, 6 Emory Place

Friday, October 28, 7:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.
K Brew, 1138 North Broadway

Thursday, November 3, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Three Bears Coffee Roasters, 1120 Sevier Ave.

Wednesday, November 9, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Last Days of Autumn Brewing Co., 808 East Magnolia

Friday, November 11, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Wild Love Bakehouse, 1625 North Central Ave.