Golden Empire Transit adds 24 new eco-friendly CNG buses

January 31, 2019. Golden Empire Transit (GET) in Bakersfield, California, announced it bought 24 new buses from New Flyer of America. The vehicles will replace about a third of GET's current fleet.

   GET says the buses will have nearly zero emissions with their compressed natural gas (CNG) engines.

   "Bakersfield has bad air quality, and I think these are more efficient buses, zero emissions, CNG fleet and our CEO is very excited about that, and her goal is to be more environmentally friendly," said Deekay Fox of Golden Empire Transit.

   The engines will use renewable natural gas and the buses will come equipped with 20 charging USB ports for smart phones.