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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2019
“Get on Board with GET” – National Get on Board Day!
Bakersfield, CA — Help us showcase the many benefits of public transit on April 25 as we celebrate National Get on Board Day with transit agencies, riders and supporters from across the country.
GET staff will be at the downtown transfer center from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. handing out stickers, promotional items and information flyers about the many benefits of public transportation.
Show your support for transit on April 25!
We ask riders and other local transit advocates to share messages of support with Golden Empire Transit District (GET).
You can get involved in many ways, including:
Following, sharing and commenting on GET’s National Get on Board Day posts on Facebook, and Instagram.
Create your own post showing why you support transit or why you ride GET. Use the hashtags #GetonBoard and #OnBoardwithGET.
Share your message of support with GET employees.
Let your elected officials know how important public transit is to you.
National Get on Board Day is not only a day to show your support for transit, but it is also a chance for GET to say thank you to our riders and to encourage Bakersfieldians to try riding GET.
The Bakersfield campaign is part of National Get on Board Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which encourages people to support public transportation by showcasing its benefits to communities and the economy. Each weekday in the U.S., 34 million people board public transportation.
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 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).