News Release

Janet Sanders
Office: 661.869.6304

June 18, 2021

Golden Empire Transit Supervisors Hand out Umbrellas to Protect Riders in the Heat

Bakersfield, CA — Golden Empire Transit District operation supervisors will hit the streets handing riders UV protected umbrella’s to help protect our riders from the sun and heat while waiting at bus stops.

GET CEO Karen King said “We care about the health and safety of our riders and during this current heat wave we want to make sure we do what we can to protect them as they are trying to get where they need to go.”

GET encourages riders to protect themselves from the sun and heat and stay in an air-conditioned indoor location or shade as much as you can. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. Schedule outdoor activities carefully. Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen.

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 88 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 25 compressed natural gas GET-A-Lift buses and 7 micro transit RYDE shuttles. For more information, visit or call 869.2GET (2438).