Bakersfield College students with a valid student ID can now ride Kern Transit Routes free of charge.

According to Kern Transit, students will not have to struggle with traffic or find parking and can focus on their studies as they commute to school. 

Kern Transit adds, by using public transit, students will also help limit emissions, and in turn improve the air quality in the central valley. 

Students can ride free on all 100-numbered routes, not just on routes to and from the school, so they can save money commuting all around Kern County.

The new ride program is funded by a grant from the low carbon transit operations program, which provides operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emission and improve mobility, with a priority of serving disadvantaged communities. 

Free rides for the fall semester began this week and continue through the end of finals week on Saturday, December 8, 2018. 

The program will resume when the spring Semester starts in January 2019.  

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