Golden Empire Transit Independence Day Service and Rules

News Release

Jill Smith
Office: 661.869.6307

July 3, 2019

Golden Empire Transit Independence Day Service and Rules

Bakersfield, CA — Golden Empire Transit District (GET) will operate on a holiday schedule on Thursday, July 4, Independence Day. GET would also like to remind residents that fireworks are not allowed on any GET bus.

“It is the policy of GET to help ensure the safety, security, comfort, and convenience of all those who use our services,” said Karen King, GET’s CEO regarding the rule prohibiting fireworks of any kind on the GET buses.

The District Office will be closed on Independence Day, but the Downtown Customer Service Center will be open and the customer service telephone line, 869-2GET (2438), will also be operational. GET routes 47, 81, 82, 83, 84 and X92 will not be in operation on July 4.

Additionally, the RYDE service in southwest Bakersfield will operate on a weekend schedule (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.). Customers can book a RYDE from the Microtransit app or by calling 869-6380.

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 or call 869.2GET (2438).

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