As of the afternoon of June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health now requires face coverings in public, high-risk settings in response to growing evidence that face coverings help inhibit the transmission of the coronavirus. “Californians must wear face coverings when they are … waiting for or riding on public transportation or paratransit…or… Read more »

“In Person” comment collection event cancelled

In compliance with the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order, we are CANCELLING the “in person” comment collection event scheduled for tomorrow morning at the GET Downtown Transit Center in Bakersfield. We look forward to having “in person” events throughout the county when it is safe to do so.


Due to decreasing ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemics, Kern Transit is making the following service changes: Effective immediately, all local fixed routes in the Kern River Valley area have been suspended.  In their place, we are offering curb-to-curb Dial-a-Ride service with additional buses as needed. Route 150 (Lake Isabella – Bakersfield) and Route 227… Read more »

County offices closing until April 14th – Kern Transit service to continue

Kern County has announced that we will be moving to an “essential-staffing only model” effective tonight until April 14th. Even though our County office will be closing, because transit is an essential function, Kern Transit will keep operating for as long as we safely can. It is our intention to continue operating our regular schedule…. Read more »

Whiskey Flat Days in Kernville this weekend

Whiskey Flat Days are this weekend in Kernville, and to help celebrate Kern Transit will be offering a FREE shuttle between Lake Isabella and Kernville all day on SATURDAY.  Avoid the parking hassle and take Kern Transit!

Schedule updates starting Friday 2-7-2020

Beginning Friday, February 7th, there will be time changes to some trips onRoutes 100, 130, and 140.  Also, the Mojave Airport stop will be discontinued, and the Inyokern stop will be moved to the transit center.

Bus stop returns to Stockdale and Buena Vista

ROUTE 120 (Taft – Bakersfield) Beginning Monday 11-4, we will be moving our eastbound and westbound stops back to their original locations on Stockdale Highway at Buena Vista Road.

New Bus Stop in Wasco

Beginning Monday, September 9, 2019, Kern Transit buses will no longer stop at the Wasco Amtrak station.  A new bus stop has been constructed near City Hall on 8th Street between F Street and G Street.

Sale of bus passes at Lake Isabella office to end

KERN RIVER VALLEY PASSENGERS: Effective Monday, September 9th, Kern Transit bus passes will no longer be sold at the Lake Isabella office. We offer several other ways to purchase passes: By phone: (661) 862-8648 By Mail: Kern Transit, 2700 “M” Street #400, Bakersfield CA 93301 In Person: Public Services Building, 1st Floor Cashier, 2700 “M”… Read more »