Meet Your Transit Center

This Friday Mayor Haslam—er, GOP gubernatorial nominee Haslam—will inaugurate downtown’s new bus station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Because what better day to christen a mass transit station than on Friday the 13th?) The city broke ground on the $29 million Knoxville Station Transit Center, as the city calls it, more than two years ago. The following day, Aug. 14, eager passengers can visit the station for an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., taking part in exciting activities like planning routes to and from work and buying tickets in advance.

If you don’t have two days to devote to KAT goodness, then shame on you. But you can check out KAT’s fancy new website,, for schedules and maps. The new site is a marked improvement from the one before, with time-lapsed photographs and street sound effects that recreate the experience of being drunk, disoriented, and boarding whatever vehicle will let you on. The station opens Monday, Aug. 16 for business.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 11 a.m, and the station is located at 301 Church Avenue, behind First Presbyterian Church or kitty-corner from the Civic Coliseum.

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