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Farragut commuters can catch a free ride

8:43 AM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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Those who struggle with the commute across town to UT's campus can now start to stress a little less.

For the next couple weeks, the KAT Farragut to UT Express ride is free on Tuesdays. The route takes riders from Campbell Station Road in Farragut to UT's campus and downtown via I-40 East.

The bus makes three trips in the morning. The first one is at 6:45 a.m.

This morning, 10News Reporter Allison Bybee took the short ride on the bus and spoke with one of the bus riders.

Jeremy Chandler rides the free KAT bus for three reasons that he calls "the three E's:" economy, exercise, and environmental carpool.

Some passengers agreed to act as "Transit Mentors" to help new riders learn things about the new route like how to read the schedule and when and where to get off of the bus.

The free bus operates Monday through Friday during peak morning and afternoon hours. The normal fee to ride the KAT bus is two dollars.

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