KAT buses end fare-free rides, offer temporarily reduced fares

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Starting Monday, Feb. 1, people riding Knoxville Area Transit buses will have to resume paying a fee.

KAT is putting an end to its fare-free service that started because of the pandemic. They say the fee will be lower though for some time.

For at least six months, the cost of a ride will go from a $1.50 to $1. The cost of a day pass, 30-day pass and 20-ride pass have also been lowered.

The agency says the lowered cost is geared to help families during the pandemic.

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