Golden Empire Transit

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Golden Empire Transit (GET) began service in 1973 and provides transit service to the Bakersfield Metro area in California. They also run a paratransit service called GET-A-Lift.

History

From 1956-1973 the system was called Bakersfield Transit Authority.

Routes

Maps & Schedules

  • 1 Olive Dr./Bakersfield College - Bakersfield College, Garces High School, Beardsley Junior High, Good Samaritan Hospital
  • 2 Chester Ave./Oildale - Oildale, Standard Middle School, Kern Co. Museum, San Joaquin Community Hospital, Downtown Transit Center, Kern Co. Courthouse, SW Transit Ctr/Valley Plaza, South H. S., Rexland Acres Park, B.A.R.C.
  • 3 Downtown - Downtown Transit Center, Beardsley Junior High, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kern Regional Center, Heart Hospital, Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, Parole Office, Sillect Community School
  • 4 Bakersfield College/Downtown - Downtown Transit Center, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield College, Sagebrush Med. Plaza, County Public Services
  • 5 Bakersfield College/Valley Plaza - Bakersfield College, East Hills Mall, Kern Medical Center, East High School, Kern County Courthouse, Human Services Center, McMurtrey Aquatic Center, Homeless Shelter, Downtown Transit Center, Bakersfield High School, Wilson Branch Library, SW Transit Center/Valley Plaza
  • 6 Valley Plaza/East Hills - Southwest Transit Center/Valley Plaza, Vista High School, Holloway-Gonzales Library, Southeast Community Service Center, Career Services Center, Sierra Jr. High, Compton Jr. High, East Hills Mall, Country Club Plaza, Chipman Jr. High, Highland High School
  • 7 Stockdale High/Kern Medical Centre - Stockdale H.S., Wilson Rd. K-Mart, SW Transit Ctr/Valley Plaza, Wilson Branch Library, Silver Creek Park, Kohl's, Sam's Club, South H.S., B.A.R.C., Kern Med. Ctr., East H.S.
  • 8 Foothill High/Valley Plaza - Foothill High School, East High School, Kern Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Community House, Downtown Transit Center, Southwest Transit Center/Valley Plaza, Kaiser Permanente, Camelot Park
  • 9 Foothill/Half Moon - Kern City, West High School, Mervyn's, Bakersfield High School, City Hall, Downtown Transit Center, Camelot Park, Kern County Courthouse, Kern County Admin. Office, Federal Bldg, Convention Ctr, Beale Library, Vista High School, McMurtrey Aquatic Center, Emerson Jr. High, Bakersfield Senior Center, Adult School, Foothill High School
  • 10 Panama Lane/Akers - Southwest Transit Center, Valley Plaza, Memorial Center, Thompson Junior High, Wilson Road K-Mart
  • 11 Cal State/Bakersfield College - Stockdale Village, Stockdale Fashion Plaza, SW Transit Center/Valley Plaza, Mercy Southwest Hospital, CSUB, Marketplace, Kern County Fair, Vista High School, Dept of Human Services, Old Town Kern, Kern Medical Center, Kern County Health Dept, Social Security Office, Bakersfield College, Social Security Office, Haley St.
  • 12 Westchester - Downtown Transit Center, Greyhound Depot, US Post Office, Dept of Motor Vehicles, Golden State Mall, GET District Office, Veteran's Clinic, Aquatics Ctr
  • 13 Greenfield/Valley Plaza - Greenfield Senior Center, Golden Valley High School, Taft Highway, Panama Lane, White Lane Wal-Mart, Plaza Towers, Southwest Transit Center/Valley Plaza
  • 14 Rosedale/Cal State - Cal. State Bakersfield, Downtown Transit Center, Vista West High School, Mercy Southwest Hospital, Northwest Promenade, Fruitvale Jr. High, John's Incredible Pizza
  • 15 Mervyn's/Valley Plaza - Mervyn's, West High School, Wilson Road K-Mart, Southwest Transit Center/Valley Plaza, Southwest Social Security Office, Rehab Hospital
  • 18 Rosedale Connector - Northwest Promenade, Rosedale K-Mart, Liberty High School, Centennial High School, Riverlakes Shopping Center
  • 25 - replaces routes 12 and 15 on weekends
  • 26 - replaces routes 14 and 18 on weekends

Express

  • 17 Crosstown Express - Southwest Transit Center/Valley Plaza, Downtown Transit Center, Bakersfield College

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Offices

  • Address: 1830 Golden State Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Phone: 661-324-9874

Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0600 Golden Empire Transit 0600.jpeg 2006 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.501)
John Deere 6081H ZF 5HP592C
1001-1027 2009 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport ISL G
1028-1032 2010 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport ISL G
1033-1034 2011 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport ISL G
1035-1046 2012 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport ISL G
1047-1061 2013 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G
1062-1085 2018 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport L9N TBD [1]

On order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0201-0217 Golden Empire Transit 0209-a.jpg 2002 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
  • 0209 & 0217 were the only active units as of 2016.
  • All other units retired circa 2013-2014 and were auctioned off circa 2017.
0501-0524 Golden Empire Transit 0520-a.jpg 2005 NFI C40LF John Deere 6081H ZF 5HP592C Retired in 2018.
3100-3108 Golden Empire Transit 3103-a.jpg 1997 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.505)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
3301 1973 GMC TDH-3302A GMC 478 Toro-Flow II GMC Torqmatic
3606-3607 1952 GMC TDH-3612 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Allison VH
3701-3702 1953 GMC TDH-3714 Detroit Diesel 4-71
3930-3943 1983 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TA6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
  • Most units were bought by Complete Coach Works/Transit Sales International after retirement.
  • 3941 was spotted being scrapped.
  • 3 units were bought by a church. 1 unit was kept in running condition, but hasn't been seen in years. The other 2 units were parted out and scrapped.
4101-4114 1974 Flxible 45096-8-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
4120-4127 1977 AMG 9635B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
4501-4504 1957 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
8601-8630 6/1986 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP590
  • Most units were bought by Shuttle Bus Leasing/Transit Sales International after retirement.
    • 6 units (8620, 8623, 86xx, 8622, 8627 & 86xx) were leased to Golden Gate Transit multiple times from 2007-2011.
    • 8620 & 8623 were numbered 510 & 511 in 2007 and 538 & 537 in 2008-2011.
    • 86xx, 8622, 8627 & 86xx were numbered 536, 539-541 in 2008-2011.
  • 8630 was spotted being parted out at an unknown location at an unknown time.[2].
8701-8707 1987 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP590
  • Most units were bought by Shuttle Bus Leasing/Transit Sales International after retirement.
9001-9009 1990 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP500
9010-9011 1991 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP500
9701-9719 Golden Empire Transit 9707-a.jpg 1997 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.504)
Cummins L10G Allison B400R
9720-9721 1997 OBI Orion V
(05.504)
Cummins M11 Allison B400R To Transit Cape Breton 7057 & 7056 in 2007.
9901-9922 Golden Empire Transit 9916-a.jpg 1999 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.504)
Cummins L10G Allison B400R Retirement began in 2012.

External Links

References

  1. GET bus expands low-emission footprint with order for CNG buses from New Flyer, New Flyer Industries. Dated November 22, 2017, retrieved on December 10, 2017.
  2. www.facebook.com
  3. Rapid Transit Press - 2007 Bus Auction and Sales Report Book