Free Rides for Students (07/2024-06/2025)

Our Free Rides for Students program resumes on July 1st, 2024 and ends on June 30, 2025. Students in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, vocational schools, and any other higher education classes ride FREE on any Kern Transit bus to any Kern Transit stop! This includes Dial-A-Ride services as well. Simply show your… Read more »

Schedule Changes – June 30, 2024

New schedule changes will go into effect on Sunday, June 30th, 2024. Affected Fixed Routes: 110, 115, 120, 145, and 220. Review the changes below: Route 110 Route 115 Route 120 Route 145 Route 220 To view a summary of all changes, click here. You may also view all full updated schedules below: Route 100… Read more »

Free Rides for Summer 2024

All routes (including Dial-A-Ride services) will be free to ride from May 1 to June 30, 2024. Thanks to Caltrans’s Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) grant, Kern Transit is able to provide this promotion to encourage ridership and reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the road. Summer Free Fares Flyers (English and Spanish)

2024 Unmet Transit Needs

Kern Transit encourages riders and the general public to please submit comments, concerns, or questions regarding any unmet transit needs not being met by current services. Please take the survey: Kern Transit – 2024 Unmet Transit Needs Survey Submit comments by April 19, 2024 via: Email – [email protected] Our Contact Us Page Mail… Read more »

Route 130, 150, 220, & 20MT – Free to Ride until June 2024

The following routes are free for everyone to ride until June 30, 2024: Route 130 (Santa Clarita – Bakersfield) Route 150 (Lake Isabella – Bakersfield) Route 220 (Kernville – Lake Isabella) Route 20MT (Tehachapi – Boron) This is made possible by a grant called the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) provided by the California’s… Read more »

Outreach Event – February 15, 2024

Rider Outreach Event – Meet with a member of our Kern Transit staff to discuss everything the Transit app has to offer! When: Tomorrow, Thursday February 15th What Time: 9AM-11AM Where: Bakersfield College, CSU Bakersfield & GET Downtown Transit Center

Holiday Service Impact

Our 3:15 PM run from Bakersfield to Lancaster (Route 100) and 7:35 PM run from Lancaster to Bakersfield (Route 100) will be cancelled on Sunday, December 24th, 2023 and Sunday, December 31st, 2023 due to the holidays.