MLK Memorial March

On Monday 1-21-19 the MLK Memorial Association will be hosting an MLK Memorial March.  The march will start at the Kern County Library (1901 Wilson Rd.) and head eastbound in the eastbound lanes of Wilson Rd. to The Wilson Road Church of Christ (1416 Wilson Rd).  The parade will start at 1800 hours and is expected to be over by 1900 hours.  Officers are going to be opening and closing the roadway as the parade proceeds down the road.  If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

Traffic Advisory

F Street closure between 23rd Street and 24th Street this weekend

An around-the-clock closure for F Street, between 23rd Street and 24th Street, is scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 12, at 5 a.m. and is expected to continue through Sunday, January 13, at 7 p.m. The closure affects northbound and southbound traffic on F Street. Both 23rd Street and 24th Street will remain open to traffic while work is underway. Northbound and southbound motorists can use H Street to avoid the weekend closure.

F Street will remain partially closed at this location through the following week. From Monday, January 14 through Friday, January 18, only one lane will be available to traffic in each direction on F Street; 23rd Street and 24th Street will be open to traffic.

A closure will also be in place at Drake Street and 24th Street next week. This around-the-clock closure is expected to be in place by 7 a.m. on Monday, January 14 and is expected to remain in place through 7 p.m. on Friday, January 18. Motorists will not be able to travel to or from Drake Street and 24th Street during the closure.

These closures are needed for drainage work in conjunction with the 24th Street Improvement Project.

Road construction may be cancelled and rescheduled without notice due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Please slow down and watch for construction workers and equipment while driving through the work zone. The Thomas Roads Improvement Program apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause the traveling public.

Board Meetings 2018

Starting August 2018, the GET Board of Directors will meet once monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM at the GET Administrative Offices, 1830 Golden State Avenue.

The meeting dates are:

January 16

February 20

March 20

April 17

May 15

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16

November 20

December 4

GET Receives New Flyer Zero-Emissions Electric Demonstration Bus

GET Receives New Flyer Zero-Emissions Electric Demonstration Bus

Tuesday, August 1, Golden Empire Transit (GET) will be receiving a New Flyer 40 foot, heavy duty, zero-emissions electric demonstration bus to try out. New Flyer has 40 years and over 100 million miles of experience with electric population including trolley, hybrid and fuel-cell buses.

“Golden Empire Transit has been moving towards environmental sustainability through cleaner vehicles. We are working internally to innovate and offer next generation vehicles that move people quietly and cleanly while helping meet our climate goals,” said Executive Chief Officer Karen King.

With transportation representing nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the Kern County region, GET aims to demonstrate its commitment to exceptional customer service, environmental promise, and technological innovation, by committing to replace its current fleet with zero-emission vehicles. Please come take a ride with us on Tuesday, August 1st on Route 42 from Westchester to Panama Walmart from 6:28am-12pm for Free.

Golden Empire Transit District (GET) was formed in 1973 and serves the Bakersfield Metropolitan area which is 160 square miles. GET has a fleet of 88 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 19 compressed natural gas GET-A-Lift buses.