Public Review and Comment Period: KAT Draft Title VI Report
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is required, every three years, to submit a Title VI Report to the Federal Transit Administration.
Title VI is part of the Civil Rights Act that ensures no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be discriminated against under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. KAT coordinates Title VI activities with the Knoxville Regional TPO. This draft Report will be approved by the Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) on December 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building located at 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The KTA meeting is open to the public and any person may attend and provide comment.
The DRAFT – KAT Title VI Report is available for review through the links provided below. For any questions or comments on the Report, please contact Doug Burton at the TPO at 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902 or at 865-215-3824 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want your comments read into the record at the KTA meeting you must have those to Doug Burton no later than December 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Input Sought on Revised Roadway Project Improvement List
A revised list of road, bicycle, pedestrian and transit projects proposed to receive federal funding over the next 25 years. has been released and the public is invited to comment. An interactive web tool has been created to collect input on the projects in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties.
Partnering Agencies Critical to the TPO Success
The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) works closely with a variety of partners, from elected officials to non-profit organizations to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Their participation in the TPO helps inform the agency on issues and priorities in surrounding counties, with representatives voicing the diverse perspectives of communities throughout our region.
Knox County Team Creates Video on Walkability for NACo
TPO staff was proud to serve on the team that created this video for the National Association of Counties (NACo) highlight in importance of walkability for our fiscal and physical health.
Public Comments on Mobility Plan Now Available
Every four years, the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization updates the Mobility Plan, and TPO staff and partners are currently working on the 2017 update. The upcoming changes will build on the last plan, prioritize federal investment in the region’s transportation system over the next twenty-three years, and identify all anticipated projects during that time.
FY2017-2020 Draft Transportation Improvement Program Available for Public Comment
The Knoxville Regional TPO completed a draft of the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is encouraging public comment from September 26, 2016 until October 25, 2016. The TIP provides a four-year list of multimodal transportation projects within the Knoxville Urban Area. The four-year investment program prioritizes roughly $910 million dollars of federal and non-federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges, transit systems, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the Knoxville Region.
Knoxville Receives Grant From Federal Transit Administration
We are pleased to share some big news – Knoxville was awarded a $200,000 grant through the Rides to Wellness program of the Federal Transit Administration!
Knoxville Area Transit will manage the award, building a program to improve access to healthcare for Knoxville residents.
Public Input is In: Read What Others are Saying about the Draft Mobility Plan Project List
The comment period for the Draft Mobility Plan project list has ended.
Communities across the region have weighed-in, and we're making this available to you.
Transportation Planner Joins MPC
Elizabeth Watkins joined the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission at the end of June.
She and her husband moved to Knoxville from Washington, D.C. where they moved after graduate school. She worked for more than a year as a Regional Planner for the National Park Service. Before that, Elizabeth spent time with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, focusing on brownfield redevelopment and pesticide regulation.