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Golden Empire Transit District shows a decrease in the number of passengers

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 13:50:37-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Golden Empire Transit District released it's annual performance report for the fiscal year 2018-2019 and announced that the system transported 6.2 million passengers. That was done 2.8 percent from the previous year.

"While the overall fixed-route ridership was down by 2.8 percent from the previous year, weekend ridership on nearly half of the routes stayed level or increased," said Jill Smith in a statement from Golden Empire Transit District.

The busiest routes were the Downtown Transit Center and Bakersfield College routes during the week, and the Cal State Bakersfield/Oildale and White Lane/Bakersfield College on the weekend.

Also down was the usage of GET-A-Lift service with 55,655 passengers for the year.

One area that did see a rise was the use of bicycle racks which went up 5 percent from the last year, with most of the usage during weekday afternoons.

One area where a decrease was a good thing was on-time performance. GET saw a decrease of 29 percent in the number of missed trip reports.

“The District has an established standard for on-time performance, which states that 85 percent of all trips should run zero minutes early to five minutes late,” explained Karen King, GET’s CEO, in a statement. “As demonstrated in the report, GET’s on-time performance is averaging 85 percent.”

You can view a copy of the complete report on the GET website.