The Golden Empire Transit District (GET) was formed in July 1973. It is the primary public transportation provider for the Bakersfield Urbanized Area. GET is the largest public transit system within a 110-mile radius. The District’s legal boundary includes Bakersfield city limits as well as adjacent unincorporated areas. GET has a fleet of 90  compressed natural gas buses equipped with wheelchair lifts and bike racks. GET services 16 routes, which operate 7 days a week and transport more than 6 million passengers each year with its fixed-route buses. In addition, GET operates 21 compressed natural gas GET-A-Lift buses.

GET has an economic impact; every $1.00 GET spends and invests creates $5.80 in return. The International Standards Organization formally recognizes GET for its certified Environmental Management System. For more information, visit www.getbus.org or call 869.2GET (2438).

*Due to COVID-19, GET has modified its hours of operation until further notice: 7 am to 7 pm every day*

Customer Service & Bus Schedule Phone Number

Call 661-869-2GET for customer service and bus schedule information,

Monday - Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday
6:30 AM - 7:15 PM

Mission Statement

We make life better by connecting people to places one ride at a time

Vision Statement

Golden Empire Transit (GET) …doing our part to improve mobility and create livable communities by becoming every household’s second car.

Quality Statement

Golden Empire Transit (GET) is committed to a consistent level of quality, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement in everything we do. Our success is evaluated through customer feedback and by an objective measurement process.

Sustainability Statement

Golden Empire Transit District (GET) is committed to environmental wellness. Sustainability practices are integrated into all aspects of our operations through clean technologies, renewable resources and recycling. It is our goal to preserve the health of our planet and the well-being of our community.

Holiday Operating Hours

GET operates every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

SOME ROUTES operate on a holiday schedule on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day


ALL ROUTES operate on a regular schedule on the following holidays:

Martin Luther King Day
Lincoln’s Birthday
President’s Day
Washington’s Birthday
Columbus Day
Veteran’s Day

ALL ROUTES are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

If you need further information, call 661-869-2GET (2438)