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KAT Implements 2020 Service and Route Changes 
In an effort to provide quality and efficient public transit services, the Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) implemented the following service modifications on Jan. 6, 2020:

• Route 12 - Western: The current detour, routing through Western Heights from Virginia to Murphy, will become permanent. Due to the recent street alignment on Western Ave., portions of Virginia and Tennessee will no longer be served.

• Route 13 - Beaumont: The route has been adjusted to cover additional areas along Middlebrook Pike, including Big Oak Apartments and Helen Ross McNabb’s Veterans’ Service Center, while terminating the route at Central St. and Dameron Ave. near the Knox County Health Department. Additional bus stops will be added to Middlebrook Pike, and transfers to Route 20 - Central will provide direct service to Knoxville Station. Direct service will still be provided to the Public Works building, but inbound service will now be along Middlebrook Pike. Additional trips have been added to evenings and weekends.

• Route 20 - Central: The route will now be consistent throughout the day, due to the removal of the service extension to Melstone and McClain. 

• Route 34 - Burlington: The route will stay straight on Fern to improve route performance, removing the 3-block portion at Catalpa, Kirk and Lilac streets.

• Route 42 - UT/Ft. Sanders Hospitals: The route will now run 30-minute service on weekdays; continue service through 11:15 p.m. in the evenings, weekdays, and Saturdays; and add new Sunday service from 8:15 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.

• Route 90 - Crosstown: The route will change to serve Walbrook Superstop (at Wal-Mart west) rather than West Town Mall by following Middlebrook to Gallaher View. Service will be eliminated through West Hills along Vanosdale and at West Town Mall. New bus stops will be added along Middlebrook Pike, eliminating a double-transfer to Route 16 - Cedar Bluff while still providing connections to West Town Mall via Route 11 - Kingston Pike. The Saturday schedule will be adjusted to create consistency with weekday service. The new route will go through I-640 Plaza to improve efficiency and provide service along Third Creek (rather than Ed Shouse Drive to Middlebrook).

All 2020 changes are in effect as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. For a full list of route changes, visit KAT Service Modifications

Posted by tmcdonell On 31 January, 2020 at 4:32 PM