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

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 faculty member repair or tune-up their bike, free of charge.

Smart Trips ride matching and commuter incentives

Smart Trips logoLooking for a ride home? Meeting a friend at another college? Smart Trips is a free service that offers a single trip finder to get you where you need to go. Smart Trips also provides your guide to alternative and sustainable transportation needs in Knoxville and provides incentives for those that choose to walk, roll, or ride green. Sign up for free to log your sustainable transportation trips for the chance to earn $50 and $100 gift cards to local establishments like The Tomato Head or Regal Cinemas. Grand prizes include iPads, Amazon Kindles, or even a $1,500 vacation package courtesy of AAA Travel.

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 the KAT website.

Electric vehicle charging stations

UT has 17 Electric Vehicle charging stations located on campus (six by Staff Lot 23, six on the Agriculture Campus, and five at the 11th Street Garage). 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.

East Tennessee EVSE map

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