California’s Golden Empire Transit (GET) recently celebrated the opening of its expanded transit center at California State University- Bakersfield (CSUB), marked by a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The transit agency has been working with Stantec’s Los Angeles office, which provided architecture, lighting design, and landscape architecture services for the project, in addition to Provost & Pritchard Engineers, which provided civil engineering support for the project.
The new bus transit center, which opened for service on April 10, is designed to improve pedestrian and bus movement and facilitate easier transfers between bus lines. The facility, which will house six bus bays along the campus’ West Don Hart Drive, will include bus shelters, seating, lighting, signage, and a bike-share location.
In addition to providing better accessibility for students and faculty, non-students will be able to use the bus transit center to access CSUB for community events. The new location also serves as a central transit hub for GET patrons to transfer from one bus line to another, providing better access to Southwest Bakersfield.
Watch a video of the virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony below.