Public Review and Comment Period: KAT Draft Title VI Report

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is required, every three years, to submit a Title VI Report to the Federal Transit Administration.

Title VI is part of the Civil Rights Act that ensures no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be discriminated against under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. KAT coordinates Title VI activities with the Knoxville Regional TPO. This draft Report will be approved by the Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) on December 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building located at 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902.  The KTA meeting is open to the public and any person may attend and provide comment.

The DRAFT – KAT Title VI Report is available for review through the links provided below. For any questions or comments on the Report, please contact Doug Burton at the TPO at 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902 or at 865-215-3824 or at doug.burton@knoxplanning.org. If you want your comments read into the record at the KTA meeting you must have those to Doug Burton no later than December 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

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FY2017-2020 Draft Transportation Improvement Program Available for Public Comment

Submit comments to Elizabeth Watkins via email at elizabeth.watkins@knoxplanning.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.

The City of Knoxville, the designated recipient of Federal Transit Administration Section 5307 funds, has chosen to follow the public involvement process of the TIP to meet the Program of Projects public involvement requirements. The public participation process for the TIP does satisfy the public participation process for the Program of Projects.

The draft TIP can be viewed and downloaded on the TPO website at knoxtrans.org/tip, where you can submit comments. Copies of the draft TIP are available for review at the TPO offices located at 400 Main St., Suite 403, Knoxville, TN.

Comments can be submitted via any of the following methods:

  • By letter, mailed to the TPO offices located at 400 Main St., Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • At the September 28, 2016 TPO Executive Board Meeting
  • At the October 11, 2016 TPO Technical Committee Meeting
  • At the October 26, 2016 TPO Executive Board Meeting
    * All meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN).

If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability, please contact the TPO at 865-215- 2694 or dori.caron@knoxplanning.org and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request.

Public Review and Comment Period: Air Quality Conformity Determination

June 9, 2016 – June 22, 2016

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announces a 14-day public review and comment period for amendments to the 2014 – 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Projects #2014-084 (Relocated Alcoa Hwy. (SR-115/US-129), Construct New 4-Lane from SR-162 (Pellissippi Pkwy) to South Singleton Station Rd) and #2014-085 (Western Ave (SR-62), Widen from 2 lanes to 5 lanes). The TPO is soliciting public comments on the Air Quality Conformity Determination made for these amendments. You are invited to comment by phone, email or during the TPO Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, or at the TPO Executive Board meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.  Both meetings are held at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN.  

The Air Quality Conformity Determination Report is available on the TPO website at: www.knoxtrans.org. If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability or would like a printed copy, please contact the TPO at 865-215-2500, contacttpo@knoxplanning.org or at MPC/TPO offices, Suite 403, City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN.

Learn more. Read the full report.