BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Golden Empire Transit has purchased 24 new low floor, natural gas buses, replacing 27% of the GET's current fleet. The new buses have a more stable fuel supply and cost, and improved mechanical reliability that will improve their on-time performance.
The buses also have zero emission compressed natural gas engines and are 90% cleaner than the current emission standards. The new seats are ergonomic plastic seats, which are easier to clean, and 20 USB ports are placed throughout the bus for people to charge any device.
Each bus cost $533,000 and funding for them was provided with federal grants and the public transportation modernization improvement and service enhancement account. (PTMISEA)
According to the communications director, Deekay Fox, their hope is for 100% of the fleet to be the new buses and says it is only a matter of time. The old buses that were replaced were auctioned off.