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About KATS

A convenient and efficient service to the residents of Kingsport, Tennessee.

What is KATS?

The Kingsport Area Transit Service, which has been operating since 1995, provides 6 fixed bus routes on a pulse system throughout the city of Kingsport. These routes are vital in helping individuals maintain or gain self-sufficiency by taking passengers to various places such as grocery stores, doctor’s appointments, work, and various other desired locations. Service has tripled in ridership growth since its initial year, and it has continuously altered bus routes to provide a better and more efficient service to new and growing areas of Kingsport.  The Dial-A-Ride ADA/65/Job Assist van system is a demand response curb to curb transportation service provided to individuals who cannot use the fixed route bus system for various substantial reasons. The KATS bus and van service is a valuable asset to this community and we are encouraged by its progress and growth.  These services are provided to residents of the city of Kingsport with a population of over 53,000. In the future, we hope to extend public transit services. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm.

Who is KATS?

The KATS team is comprised of a professional group of people who all share the same goal of providing safe, affordable, clean and reliable transportation. All employees are professional, courteous, trained, and are committed to ensuring the safety of others. There is a great deal of time and effort that go into the planning and implementation of all bus routes and our Dial A Ride van service to ensure efficient service with the greatest amount of coverage throughout the City of Kingsport. Our end goal is to provide a top notch transportation service to individuals in the community desiring to gain and maintain overall self-sufficiency.
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