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Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority operates two airports in Knoxville: McGhee Tyson Airport and Downtown Island Home Airport

Bicycle Program
Program implementing a Regional Bicycle Plan to provide an efficient transportation system where people can bike safely to all destinations

Bicycle Safety
Tennessee Bicycle Laws and FAQs for Minimum 3 in Tennessee Program

Bus Service
Public transportation system provided by Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) for the City

Downtown Trolleys
Free public transportation system provided by Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) that includes three routes that serve Downtown Knoxville

Game Day Traffic
Traffic patterns for University of Tennessee football game days, transportation, parking maps and more

Golf Carts and Road Laws
Rules to follow for usage of golf carts and usage of LSVs and MSVs on roads

Impound Lot
Info on locating your impounded vehicle

Interstate Construction
Up-to-date traffic information from TDOT

Knoxville Area Transit
Public transportation system in the City of Knoxville which includes buses and trolleys

Maps for parking and getting around in Knoxville and the area

Paratransit Lift Vehicles
Service offered by KAT for those who are unable to use regular fixed-route KAT buses

Parking is allowed on most residential streets and some collector arterial streets within the City of Knoxville. Parking Meters are in effect Monday through Saturday throughout downtown, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Gay Street and around Market Square, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. everywhere else. 

Pothole Patching
Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311 to report pothole locations which will then be filled as soon as possible

Right-of-Way Mowing
Mowing in the City occurs every four weeks between Apr. 1 and Oct. 15 and as needed at other times of the year

Road Closures
Information on street closures in the City

Road Conditions
Information on bus route delays, street construction, and interstate cameras

School Zone Signals
Signals are timed to begin flashing before school starts and after school ends. Timing depends on type of school.

Smart Trips
Provides alternatives to transportation focusing on carpooling, taking transit, biking, walking and telecommuting

Snow & Ice Removal
When inclement weather hits the Knoxville area, Public Service responds by following a priority based plan

Street Sweeping
All streets will be swept or flushed on an as needed basis and alley maintenance will be done twice each year 

Taxi Service
List of taxis and vehicles for hire that are regulated and inspected by the Knoxville Police Department Inspections Unit

Tennessee Dept. of Transportation (TDOT)
State transportation department that provides citizens of Tennessee and travelers safe transporation

TDOT SmartWay Traffic Cameras
Traffic cameras available along Interstate routes within the Knoxville area

Traffic Count Data
Traffic count data from the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Traffic Sign / Signal Problem
Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311 to report traffic sign / signal issues. City's Traffic Engineering Division handles the installation of traffic signals within the City.

Traffic Tickets
Knoxville’s City Court primarily handles traffic citations and parking tickets

Wrecker Service
List of wrecker services currently on the City's rotation list, monitored by the Wrecker Services Commission