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Could removing free trolleys be good for downtown Knoxville?

To say downtown Knoxville has a trolley system would not be entirely true. Instead, what the city has are buses in trolley disguise and a history of cable cars that make this free means of transportation symbolic to some.

These trolley buses are going away as part of KAT Reimagined, a transit overhaul that will put more resources toward ridership over coverage. But downtown transportation isn’t disappearing entirely.

In addition to increasing frequency for buses that come downtown, Knoxville Area Transit is planning a downtown connector loop that would replace the trolleys to an extent. But not everyone agrees that’s the best move.

Downtown reporter Ryan Wilusz and growth and development editor Brenna McDermott have read through reports and discussed what these changes could mean for the city.


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