Mask are still Required on all Public Transportation per TSA through September 13, 2021

News Release


Janet Sanders

Office: 661.869.6304


June 14, 2021


Mask are still Required on all Public Transportation per TSA through September 13, 2021


Bakersfield, CA —   Despite the lifting of the mask mandate in California on June 15, 2021 Golden Empire Transit District (GET) will continue to require customers to wear a mask at all times while on the bus.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement until September 13, 2021 for individuals riding any type of Public Transportation including GET Buses.  Riders must wear a mask the entire period of travel on Public Transportation. If a passenger refuses to comply, the operator can remove the rider at the earliest safe opportunity.

Face masks will not be required at transit centers or bus stops.

Golden Empire Transit (GET) asks riders to follow the TSA extension mandate to wear a mask.  Social distancing on GET buses will no longer be required beginning on June 15, 2021.


GET asks riders to follow the mandates as they change.

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 microtransit RYDE shuttles. For more information, visit or call 869.2GET (2438).


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