(Mojave, CA) – Kern County Public Works is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the future site of the Mojave Transit Center, one of the latest expansion efforts for Kern Transit. The Groundbreaking will take place on Thursday, June 27th at 10:00 AM on the Northeast corner of K & Mono Streets, 16302 K Street, in Mojave. Special Guests will include Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner, Kern County Public Works Director Craig Pope and Assistant Director Lynn Brooks, and members of the Mojave Chamber of Commerce. This groundbreaking will represent the first phase of site development.

With over 50 transit buses a day passing through Mojave, the need for a dedicated transportation facility is well established. Two of Kern Transit’s busiest routes, Route 100 – Bakersfield to Lancaster and Route 250 – California City to Lancaster, pass through Mojave. The current bus stop on Inyo Street, just East of Sierra Highway, faces many challenges. The stop has extremely limited curb space, causing congestion when multiple buses are arriving at the same time. Restroom facilities are currently limited to nearby businesses, and shelter from the elements is only provided by two small covered shelters.

The new Mojave Transit Center, which will be completed in phases, is expected to alleviate these issues, featuring four full-size bus bays, restrooms, protective air-conditioned shelters with adequate seating, and electronic bus arrival information signs. Once the project is completed, the Mojave Transit Center will be served by Kern Transit fixed routes, Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, and Amtrak to name a few.

The Mojave Transit Center is funded in part through a grant from the Kern Council of Governments Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

For Media wishing to make special coverage arrangements, please contact Heidi Carter-Escudero at 661-862-8823.

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