KAT Asks the Public to Limit Bus Use to Essential Trips Only

News Release
March 25, 2020

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is urging the public to refrain from using transit
except in the case of essential needs such as work, grocery and drug stores. In an
attempt to keep bus operators as safe and distanced from the public as possible,
as well as protect those who must travel, KAT is attempting to limit bus loads to
10 passengers or fewer per vehicle, following the Knox County Health
Department’s Safer at Home Order which prohibits gatherings of more than 10
people.
“We want to be available to everyone who needs us, but we are also trying to be
as safe as possible and carefully follow the Health Department’s guidance during
this time,” says Melissa Roberson, Interim Director of Transit for the City of
Knoxville. “We appreciate the support and understanding of our passengers
during this pandemic.”
Currently, KAT is maintaining regular bus service.

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