In Kings and Fresno Counties
Kings and Fresno counties
Situated as it is in the heart of California, Lemoore can be easily reached from all across the Golden State by highway. In fact, most travelers choose to drive so as to enjoy the scenic farmland that dominates the area.
For those flying, there are two major airports within 200 miles, one in Fresno County and the other in San Francisco, with numerous air carriers.
Both counties have public transportation for travel within the local area.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
5175 E. Clinton Way Fresno, CA 93727.......................559-621-4500
Fresno Yosemite International Airport is about 45 miles from Naval Air Station Lemoore. The airport is owned and operated by the city of Fresno. Major carriers include Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, United and Volaris. Ground transportation includes nine rental car services and taxi and bus services.
San Francisco International Airport
780 McDonnell Road San Francisco, CA 94128..............650-821-8211
San Francisco International Airport is about 200 miles from NAS Lemoore. With 48 carriers, most international and domestic airlines are represented. Ground transportation includes nine rental car services within the airport and six off-airport agencies, public transportation (BART, Caltrain and SamTrans), shared-ride vans, and taxi and shuttle services. A USO Center in Terminal 1 is open 24/7 for all U.S. military personnel and their families to enjoy.
Clovis Transit Service
155 N. Sunnyside Ave. Clovis, CA 93611
Round Up Information.....................................559-324-2760
Two transit lines serve the Clovis area. Stageline operates along fixed routes with regularly scheduled stops Monday through Friday, with limited service on Saturday. Round Up is a demand-response service for disabled residents who call in advance to schedule trips and is available daily. For more information on routes and fares, visit the website.
Corcoran Area Transit
1099 Otis Ave. Corcoran, CA 93212..................559-992-2177
The City of Corcoran provides on-demand bus service Monday through Friday within the city limits and fringe area. Visit CAT’s website for more information.
Fresno Area Express
2223 G St. Fresno, CA 93706..........................559-621-7433
The City of Fresno’s Public Transportation Department offers 16 fixed-route bus lines and paratransit service in the greater Fresno Metropolitan Area. For information on routes and fares, visit the website.
Fresno County Rural Transit Agency
2035 Tulare St., Suite 201 Fresno, CA 9372.....559-233-6789
The Fresno County Rural Transit Agency provides transportation services to rural cities within the county. Services are available to elderly, disabled, low-income and general public patrons. The agency provides scheduled, fixed-route service and reservation-based, demand-responsive service that offers curb-to-curb transportation. For more information on fares and the system’s service area, visit the agency’s website.
Kings Area Rural Transit
610 W. Seventh St. Hanford, CA 93230..........800-675-8881
Kings Area Rural Transit provides transportation services to Armona, Avenal, Corcoran, Grangeville, Hardwick, Hanford, Kettleman City, Laton, Lemoore and Stratford from Monday through Friday and limited service on Saturday. In addition to paratransit service, KART provides regular transportation service to Fresno and Visalia Monday through Friday. For more information on fees and scheduling, visit KART’s website.
Driving and Commuting
One interstate, one U.S. route and several state routes cross Kings and Fresno counties.
In Kings County, State Route 41 runs north to south, linking Lemoore to Stratford and Kettleman City (where it intersects with Interstate 5). Following State Route 41 north takes you into Fresno County and the City of Fresno itself. State Route 198 runs east to west and links Lemoore and Hanford. State Route 43 bisects State Route 198 in Hanford, running north to south, eventually linking up with Selma in Fresno County. State Route 33 runs through Avenal in the western portion of the county.
Fresno County is intersected by I-5 and U.S. Route 99, along with several state routes. State Route 198 runs east to west, connecting travelers to NAS Lemoore in Kings County. U.S. Route 99 and state routes 41, 168 and 180 all converge in the City of Fresno. State Route 168 connects Fresno with Clovis. U.S. Route 99 connects Fresno with Selma.
The California Department of Transportation offers commuter options at www.dot.ca.gov. Caltrans provides live traffic cameras and information about accidents and road hazards.
CalVans offers a vanpool program that assists commuters in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Tulare and Ventura counties with rides to work or school. For information, visit www.calvans.org or call 866-655-5444.
California Department of Motor Vehicles
701 W. Hanford Armona Road Hanford, CA 93230...................800-777-0133
The California Department of Motor Vehicles issues driver’s licenses, identification cards and vehicle registration and provides other driving-related services. Find many of the required forms as well as general information at the DMV’s website.
Military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in California from elsewhere may continue to drive with a valid driver’s license from their home state, but in general, all California residents who want to drive must apply for a driver’s license once residency is established.
The state spells out what is required for licensing under various scenarios in its California Driver Handbook, which can be downloaded at www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/dl/driverhandbooks.
Applications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/vr/registrationforms.
Military members and veterans may be entitled to certain DMV exemptions and allowances. For more information on military and veteran exceptions and requirements, visit the website.
The state of California prohibits drivers from making calls or texting on hand-held wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle. Motorists must use hands-free devices to make and receive all calls. Drivers under 18 are prohibited from using hands-free devices while operating a motor vehicle.
California Department of Transportation
Visit the California Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories, and to view live traffic cameras.