KAT offers prizes during ‘Try Transit Week’

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville Area Transit is highlighting its services and new improvements with “Try Transit Week.” The week will teach the public more about the city’s transit system.

“This is going to be a great opportunity for us to show the public and our elected officials all the progress we’re making here in Knoxville to grow our transit services,” says Dawn Distler, the City of Knoxville’s Director of Transit.  “And, we’re really hoping people will take advantage of our Google trip planning and our Free Rides Friday to try out the system.”

Some of the new additions to be revealed during the week include: a east Superstop, a neighborhood service bus and trip planning system.

There will be opportunities to win prizes when people use Smart Trips, an online program that gives alternate commutes. To win a prize, users can log a commute on Smart Trips between Monday and Saturday. Long-time transit users will be entered for prizes once accumulating points. Also, those who log a transit ride for the first time will be entered for prizes.

“Our participants are dedicated and we love to give back to them for the difference they are making in our region,” said Christi Wampler, Smart Trips Program Coordinator. “Try Transit Week is a great opportunity to put the spotlight on transit options in our area and reward those who participate.”

Also, Friday will be fare-free to encourage first time bus riders to use the transit and KAT’s Google Trip Planner.

For more information, visit Smart Trips’ website.

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