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Request for Proposals: Transit Planning Software as a Service (SaaS)

The Knoxville Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) in cooperation with Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) seeks Proposals for the provision of transit planning web based Software as a Service (SaaS).

The SaaS will assist in planning and analyzing transit and other types of transportation planning efforts for the Knoxville metropolitan planning area. 

Who? What? When? Where? How?


10th Annual Tour De Lights

Friday, December 16, marked the 10th annual Tour de Lights bike parade. More than 1,000 people, decked out in creative holiday attire for themselves and their bikes, joined in the ride.

More about this year's Tour de Lights


The first draft of Mobility Plan 2040 is Now Available

We want to hear from you! We are seeking community input until the end of January on this draft.

It will also be reviewed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and other agencies over the coming months. As revisions are requested by our state and federal partners, they will be posted to the Mobility Plan 2040 website.

Read the plan and give us your 2 cents!


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.

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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.

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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.

Share your thoughts about the video Facebook or Twitter


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.

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FY2017-2020 Draft Transportation Improvement Program Available for Public Comment

Submit comments to Elizabeth Watkins via email at elizabeth.watkins@knoxtrans.org or by phone at 865-215-3825.

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.

Read more. Get involved.


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.

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January 2017

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Jan 10 | Tuesday
TPO Technical CommitteeSmall Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN, 379029:00 am
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Jan 25 | Wednesday
TPO Executive BoardSmall Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN, 379029:00 am
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