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Location Bakersfield, California
Address Bakersfield, California, United States
Lat, Long 35.373292, -119.018713
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Description Bakersfield is a major city near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County, California. It is roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles 110 miles (180 km) to the north and south respectively. In the 2010 census, the city’s population was 347,483, making it the 9th largest city in California and the 52nd largest city in the United States. It is also the third largest inland city in California, behind Fresno and Sacramento. Golden Empire Transit District was formed in 1973 and serves the Bakersfield Metropolitan area: 160 square miles, population 473,348. Bakersfield is served by the Golden Empire transit District. A total of 18 routes are operated, the majority of which serve the urbanized portion of the county which includes the city of Bakersfield. GET has an active fleet of 88 buses plus 19 GET-A-Lift buses which are all fueled with clean burning, compressed natural gas (CNG). All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and bike racks. GET has 450 bus benches made out of recycled plastic milk jugs, purchased with a grant from the Department of Conservation. The Golden Empire Transit District was formed in July 1973 and provides public transportation for greater Bakersfield, California. The District is the primary public transportation provider for the Bakersfield Urbanized Area. (The Kern Regional Transit system, operated by the County of Kern, serves the community of Lamont, which is part of the Bakersfield Urbanized Area, as defined by the Census Bureau.) The District’s legal boundary includes all of the area within the Bakersfield city limits as well as adjacent unincorporated areas. The area within the District’s boundaries is 160 square miles.
Keywords CA, Transit system
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2012-11-22
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