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About Thomas Roads Improvement Program

The Thomas Roads Improvement Program (TRIP) is a cooperative effort between the City of Bakersfield, County of Kern, Caltrans and the Kern Council of Governments. The program was named in honor of former Congressman William M. Thomas, who led the effort to secure $630 million for area road projects in the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA: LU).

TRIP projects have been identified as necessary to relieve the stress on outdated infrastructure, caused by years of rapid growth in population, interregional travel, and freight movement. The projects will facilitate regional mobility, economic growth and development, as well as reduce travel time through major transportation corridors.

The TRIP office is staffed with personnel from the City, County, Caltrans and Parsons, the program management consultant.

Houses Available for Relocation
In consultation with Caltrans and the State Historic Preservation Office, five houses have been identified on the south side of 24th Street for potential relocation. These houses are located at 2330 Elm Street, 2331 Beech Street, 2330 B Street, 2318 B Street and 2315 C Street. Link to more information.


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