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

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

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

Public Hearing (11/1/2022) for Proposed Fare Restructuring

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  On November 1st, Golden Empire Transit District will be having a public hearing to address a proposed fare increase for some services.  Services affected include: The 31-day pass, 31-Day Pass Express. Monthly Reduced Fare Pass, Microtransit trips over 12 miles and a new tiered service: On-Demand Reduced Fare (formerly CTSA). Please see the chart … Read More

Give Us Your Opinion on Our Fares

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Notice: The fare study has concluded.  Thank you for your participation! WHAT CAN GET DO TO INCREASE ITS FARE REVENUE? GET could use distance-based pricing for on-demand services. (This would not affect On-Demand Paratransit, since those fares are based on fixed-route fares.) GET could reduce the non-cash fare media to three options: single-ride, day pass, … Read More

Mask Mandate Lifted

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As of April 18, 2022, masks are no longer required for riders and employees.  You do not need to wear a mask on public transport or at our downtown office. If you would like to continue to wear a mask, feel free to do so. As always, take the usual safety precautions to keep yourself … Read More

KC Career Expo – April 1st, 2022

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    Please join us at The KC Career Expo – STEMPOSIUM Event, this Friday April 1st, 2022.  We will be out talking to the community about how a career at GET could be a meaningful one for you.