For all those public transportation enthusiasts out there (i.e. Jack Neely), Knoxville Area Transit is holding a series of meetings over the next month to take comments on changes to its routes.
This comes as KAT prepares to move to the new transit center in August of this year, which will alter times between destinations, but also after a 2009 study revealed that many routes suffer from "poor on-time performance."
(Apparently, the more words an agency or company uses to describe a relatively simple idea—in this case, tardiness—the more diffuse and less offensive that idea becomes. Let's give it a try: "The changes to routes are designed to correct the poor on-time performance situation and result in increased on-time passenger delivery to KAT's previously scheduled drop-off and transfer locations." See? It's almost fun being that obtuse.)
The meeting for the West took place on Tuesday, but the rest are as follows: East, March 2 at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine St., 5:30 p.m.; Downtown, March 3 at the City County Building, 400 Main St., 5:30 p.m.; North, March 16 at the UNITE Building, 1124 N. Broadway, 5:30 p.m.; South, March 18 at the Cecil Webb Rec Center, 953 E. Moody Ave, 6:30 p.m.
You can check out the proposed changes at KAT's website, cityofknoxville.org/kat.