News Release: GET Selects New CEO

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Contact: Kathleen McNeil (661) 401-1729 kmcneil@getbus.org Golden Empire Transit Selects New CEO Bakersfield, California, January 18, 2024: The Board of Directors of Golden Empire Transit District (GET) have selected a new CEO who will take command of the transit district on February 20, 2024. Michael Tree will succeed Karen King who will be retiring after … Read More

Notice of Public Hearing – February 20, 2024

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  – February 20, 2024 January 4, 2024 Before the Board of Directors of the Golden Empire Transit District (GETD) in the matter of COMMENTING ON AND IDENTIFYING UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS: A NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: 1. The Golden Empire Transit District will receive public testimony identifying and commenting on unmet … Read More

Golden Empire Transit Extending FREE Rides for Students Through May 2024

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News Release FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Sanders 661.869.6304 661.428.5801 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2023 Golden Empire Transit Extending FREE Rides for Students Through May 2024 Bakersfield, CA —Golden Empire Transit District (GET) will extend FREE rides for all Bakersfield students Kindergarten through College including vocational schools and private high schools that currently have … Read More

Books on the Bus Returns on all GET Buses

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News Release FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Sanders Office: 661.869.6304 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2023 Books on the Bus Returns on all GET Buses Bakersfield, CA — Golden Empire Transit along with the Kern Literacy Council is excited to announce the return of GET’s Reading Express. The Kern Literacy Council provided all the books … Read More

News Release: Free Student Rides Extended through Summer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2023 Golden Empire Transit Extending FREE Rides for Students Through Summer 2023 Bakersfield, CA —Golden Empire Transit District (GET) will extend FREE rides for all Bakersfield students Kindergarten through College including vocational schools and private high schools that currently have passes from the Spring Semester. Golden Empire Transit received a … Read More

New Board Member: Charlie Van De Voorde

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Golden Empire Transit Welcome New Board   Bakersfield, CA — Golden Empire Transit District (GET) is pleased to announce that Charlie Van De Voorde will be joining the GET Board of Directors as the County Representative. Joining us from Flood Ministries, Mr. Van De Voorde is the Program Manager of the Arvin … Read More

News Release: Free Student Rides

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2022 Golden Empire Transit Providing FREE Rides for Students Starting January 2023 Bakersfield, CA —Golden Empire Transit District (GET) will provide FREE rides for all Bakersfield students Kindergarten through College including vocational schools and private high schools. Golden Empire Transit received a grant to provide the FREE bus rides to … Read More

Service Changes effective in 2023

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  On January 1, 2023 – GET will be increasing some fare rates for Fixed Route bus service and On-Demand Microtransit services.  The base price for a fixed route single ride will remain unchanged. Please see the chart below for fare changes.   In July 2022 GET took over service of CTSA’s microtransit from North … Read More