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The Tehachapi Park and Ride is now open for use. Work on the the project began in August 2018.

Private vehicles remain the most common method of transportation in Tehachapi. However, the town also provides two forms of public transportation, a taxi service, two rental car locations and access to ride-hailing services, Uber and Lyft, for those without a private ride.

PUBLIC TRANSIT

East Kern Express: Route 100, which travels from Bakersfield to Lancaster and back every day, makes a stop at various times during the day in Tehachapi at Tehachapi Park and Ride on West Tehachapi Boulevard and can make a requested stop on Cameron Canyon Road at Highway 58. The route, which also makes stops in Mojave and Rosamond, and Keene upon request, gives residents the option to travel throughout the county, out of the Bakersfield and Mojave hubs. The intercommunity route is $3 for a general ticket, and $1.50 for a reduced fare for youth (kindergarten through 12th grade with proper identification), seniors (62-plus) and disabled passengers with a “reduced fare card.” The charge for the cross-county route is $5 for a general ticket and $2.50 for a reduced ticket. For more information, call 800-323-2396 or 800-560-1733 or go online to kerntransit.org/routes-and-schedules/100-bakersfield-lancaster/.

Tehachapi Dial-A-Ride: This localized public transit service is provided from 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The fare is $2 for a general pass and $1 for a reduced fare pass — qualifications for this are the same as the East Kern Express. The service, which goes throughout Tehachapi, Old Town and Golden Hills, is suggested to be reserved at least a day in advance but same-day travels are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers can also transfer to the East Kern Express in Old Town and Tehachapi. For more information, call 800-323-2396 or go online to kerntransit.org/dial-a-ride/dial-tehachapi.

TAXI SERVICES

Tehachapi Taxicab, 661-600-2771

Tehachapi Town Taxi, 661-752-5279

Neilson Services, 951-514-5919; runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday as a designated-driver service for Tehachapi and Golden Hills and is available until all the bars are closed

RENTAL CARS

Enterprise, 410 W. J St., Suite E; 661-823-0500; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

RIDE-HAILING SERVICES

Uber: Download the Uber app on your smartphone to use

Lyft: Download the Lyft app on your smartphone to use