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TRIP projects have been identified as necessary to relieve the stress on outdated infrastructure, caused by years of rapid growth in population, inter-regional travel, and freight movement.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.
Contact Us - TRIP
Thomas Roads Improvement Program 1600 Truxtun Ave., 3rd Floor Bakersfield, CA 93301
Office: (661) 326-3700 Fax: (661) 852-2195
A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for the Centennial Corridor Mainline: June 12, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Join us atop the new Mohawk Street exit bridge as we begin construction on the last phase of this important project. Enter from northbound Mohawk Street. Parking is limited. Please ride share.