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GET Board approves purchase of driver shields

Posted at 12:31 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 15:31:48-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As of May 19, the GET Board approved a measure to retrofit 88 buses with protective shields for drivers.

Additional precautions include:

  • Providing bus operators with wipes, gloves, disinfectant and hand sanitizer.
  • Requiring that passengers ride with an appropriate amount of distance between each other to maintain the recommended social distance.
  • Deploying shadow buses on busier routes as needed, to pick up the extra passengers.
  • Encouraging passengers wear cloth masks when riding and while out in public.
  • Cleaning all bus interiors more frequently.
  • Educating all staff about prevention measures, including best practices to maintaining social distancing.
  • Encouraging employees and passengers to wash hands frequently, use sanitizers and to stay home if they feel ill.

For more information, visit or call 869.2GET..