Instructions: Complete and sign this form to be considered for participation in KAT’s Discounted Fare Program. There is a one-time $2.00 application and processing fee. Once you have done so, please stop by Knoxville Station, 301 Church Avenue, Knoxville TN 37915, so you can have your picture taken and pay your fee.
If your application is approved, you will be notified by email and your I.D. card will be mailed to you. The application fee is non-refundable. Application must be complete. No other form will be considered.
You may fill this form by hand and deliver it in person by selecting Discounted Fare Application (PDF) on the Fares page of the KAT website.
Important Information on the KAT Discounted Fare Program
KAT has a discounted fare program for eligible persons including seniors, students through the 12th grade, and persons with disabilities. KAT has developed eligibility criteria for disabled persons for this program based on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) definition. “Disabled person” means any individual who by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other permanent or temporary incapacity or disability, including any person who is wheelchair bound or has semi-ambulatory capabilities, is unable without special facilities or special planning or design to utilize public transportation facilities and services effectively. Eligible disabled individuals may ride KAT fixed-routes for a discounted fare at any time. To be eligible for a discounted fare, an individual must present to the bus operator a Medicare Card issued pursuant to Sections II and XVIII of the Social Security Act or a KAT discounted fare ID card when boarding the bus.
Applicants are advised that the information provided herein is not confidential and is open to the Department of Transportation authorized officials for compliance reviews.
KAT may determine that an applicant is ineligible for participation in the discounted fare program, including those individuals who have permanent or temporary conditions that may not affect their ability to make effective use of mass transit facilities and equipment. Obesity, cancer, pregnancy, diabetes, and AIDS list examples of conditions that are not automatically accepted as rendering an individual unable to make effective use of mass transit. Temporary discounted fare program ID cards expire six months from the date of issue. Upon expiration, a new application and processing fee must be submitted.
Fraudulently obtaining, copying, or using identification cards to ride the bus at a discounted fare is a crime and will be prosecuted according to appropriate federal and state law.