KERN TRANSIT TRIBUNE
THE NEWSLETTER FOR KERN TRANSIT
November 2023, Issue 6
December Free Fares
Season’s greetings, riders! For the upcoming month of December, everyone will be able to ride free on any Kern Transit bus including Dial-A-Ride services. This is a great opportunity to save on travel and fueling expenses while visiting loved ones or completing those holiday errands.
The promotion starts on December 1st and ends on December 31st, 2023.
Currently, Kern Transit offers free rides for everyone on Route 130 (Santa Clarita-Bakersfield), Route 150 (Lake Isabella-Bakersfield), and Route 220 (Kernville-Lake Isabella) through June 30, 2024. In addition, all students with a valid ID card can ride free on any Kern Transit bus as well until June 30, 2024.
These free-fares events are made possible by the California State Department of Transportation and its Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP).
Real-Time Bus Stop Predictions
Kern Transit now offers a way to look up bus stop predictions in real-time using live Global Positioning System (GPS) feed. This feature is available on our homepage, towards the bottom left-hand corner, and under “How to Ride.” Click on “Real-Time Bus Stop Predictions” to be taken to the new webpage. Select the needed route, direction, and stop to be given an arrival time.
The Transit app also utilizes this data to give riders an easy way to pull up a bus’s current location as well as an estimated arrival time. This app is great for all riders of public transit. Find the Transit app available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Kern Transit presents “Text-4-Next.” Locating your next bus is now easier than ever! Introducing Text-4-Next. Kern Transit’s new SMS/IVR system that makes locating your next bus a breeze! Simply text your bus stop ID number to (661) 403-5768 and automatically receive the next two upcoming arrival times straight to your phone! It’s that easy! Additional feature: The same information is also just a call away! Simply call (661) 403-5768 and provide your stop ID number when prompted!