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Kingsport Area Transit Service

Operating Monday - Friday | 7:30am to 5:30pm

Notice of Service Change

Until further notice:

KATS buses will be closed daily from 12:30 – 1:30pm
for additional cleaning precautions.

KATS Offers Rides to City of Kingsport Residents 
with COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Effective February 16, 2021, KATS will be accepting appointment requests for residents who live in Kingsport city limits and are in need of transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Kingsport. 

“KATS is happy to provide transportation to the community for vaccination purposes,” said Transit Director Chris Campbell. “Ensuring community members can safely reach their COVID-19 vaccination appointments is part of our ongoing effort to protect the health of the community”. 

Click the button below to learn more!

New Bus Stop Signage

KATS customers, and the traveling public, will begin to notice new bus stop signs. The new design will feature the updated blue and green cat logo which also mimics the shapes of green mountains and blue streams, representative of the area’s natural beauty. The sign shape will remain the same familiar circle but will be larger by two inches, and the vast majority of them, once installed, will be double-sided, meaning passengers will be able to identify bus stop locations much easier from either direction of travel.

Please click the button below to read the full press release. Thank you!

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About KATS

KATS provides efficient service to new and growing areas of Kingsport.

KATS operates six vehicles on fixed route service Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 5:30pm. The system also operates four vehicles for Dial-A-Ride passengers during the same service hours.

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Any Questions?

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The CDC Federal Mask Mandate Has Been Removed

While passengers and employees are no longer required to wear masks while on board vehicles or in stations, masks are welcome and remain an important preventive measure against Covid-19.  Anyone needing or choosing to wear one is encouraged to do so.