GET Launches FlixBus Service at Downtown Transit Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2019

Golden Empire Transit Launches FlixBus Service at Downtown Transit Center

Bakersfield, CA —Golden Empire Transit District (GET) is increasing regional mobility access with the introduction of FlixBus, a long distance bus service with travel from Bakersfield to destinations such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. The FlixBus will provide 17 daily trips in and out of the Bakersfield Downtown Transit Center starting June 6, 2019.

FlixBus was founded in Germany in 2013, with a vision of making sustainable bus travel both comfortable and affordable. In 2015, FlixBus expanded internationally with long-distance networks in France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands and Croatia, as well as cross-border regular services to Norway, Spain and England. FlixBus USA launched in 2018, providing America with a new alternative in long-distance travel.

(A FlixBus driver scans a mobile ticket purchased on the FlixBus app.)

“We are excited to offer this service to GET customers,” said Deidre Brown, GET’s COO. “Bakersfield residents can now take a GET bus to the Downtown Transit Center and hop on a FlixBus for safe and affordable travel to premium destinations.”

FlixBus tickets can be purchased at the Downtown Transit Center, on the FlixBus app, or on the FlixBus website. In addition to unbeatable travel prices, the FlixBus has well-trained, experienced drivers and provides comfortable seats, bathroom facilities, and free Wi-Fi.

Travelers can connect with the FlixBus via any GET bus that stops at the Downtown Transit Center (Routes 81, 82, 84, 45, 43, 42, 22, and X92). For more information, visit https://www.flixbus.com/.

GET was formed in July 1973 and is the primary public transportation provider for the Bakersfield Urbanized Area. It 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 serves 16 routes, operating 7 days a week and transporting more than 6 million passengers each year with its fixed-route buses. In addition, GET operates 21 compressed natural gas GET-A-Lift buses. For more information, visit www.getbus.org or call 869.2GET (2438).