Knoxville Area Transit is proposing an extension of the Vol Line Trolley to serve the new Wal-Mart and Publix at University Commons when the development opens at the end of July. The proposal, along with minor adjustments to other routes, will be voted on by the Knoxville Transportation Authority at their regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street.
The proposal is for the Vol Line Trolley to use the current routing through the downtown area, which serves Knoxville Station, Krutch Park, and the Knoxville Convention Center. The trolley will turn from Cumberland Avenue and will travel through campus along Volunteer Boulevard and will provide direct service into University Commons, taking the new bridge from Joe Johnson Drive.
Under the proposal, the trolley will keep its current hours and frequency of service and will remain fare-free.
If approved, the Vol Line Trolley change would take effect on Monday, July 28. More information can be found on the KAT website. The public is encouraged to provide comments, which can be made online, by calling 865-637-3000, or by mailing comments to KAT Route Changes, 301 Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915.