Transportation accounts for a large portion of UT’s environmental impact. UT has taken many steps to provide alternative transportation to the campus.  

Car Sharing

Zipcar for Universities offers the convenience of car ownership without the hassles of having a car on campus. UT hosts two Zipcars which students can rent for a low hourly or daily rate with gas and insurance included. Join now and your first year fee will be waived and you’ll get $35 in free driving.


Campus Transit

“The T” provides all UT students, staff, faculty, and visitors a safe, convenient, and free campus wide transportation service. The new fleet runs on biodiesel, offers real-time GPS tracking, and front-of-vehicle bicycle racks.




With dedicated bike lanes on campus and an amazing Greenway system throughout the greater Knoxville area, UT is a great place to bike. If you do not have your own bike, the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program (UTOP) allows students to rent bikes for a day, weekend, or semester all for a small fee. UTOP also hosts a bike shop in which they will help any student, staff, or fauclty member repair or tune-up their bike, free of charge.


Smart Trips Ride Matching

Looking for a ride home? Meeting a friend at another college? Smart Trips offers a free single trip finder to get you where you need to go.  Also, when you log your commutes, it gives you the chance to earn $5 and $10 gift cards as well as free movie tickets!

KAT: Knoxville Area Transit

KAT buses travel to all of Knoxville’s major retail destinations and grocery stores. For more information about bus routes and fares check out there website.



EV charging stations

UT has 12 Electric Vehicle charging stations located on campus (6 by staff lot 23 and 6 on the Ag Campus). These stations are open to students, staff, faculty, and the greater community with the goal that UT and Knoxville can work together to reduce their overall environmental impact