The mission of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District is to enhance the mobility of South Coast residents, commuters, and visitors by offering safe, appealing, equitable, environmentally responsible, and fiscally sound transit service.
A seven member board of directors governs the MTD. Two members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, two are appointed by the Santa Barbara City Council, one is appointed by the Goleta City Council and one is appointed by the Carpinteria City Council. The seventh member, also known as the at-large director, is appointed by the other six members of the board.
The Transit Center is the hub of the MTD system and is located at 1020 Chapala Street in downtown Santa Barbara. More than 10,000 passengers use this facility every day. Customer service representatives provide detailed trip planning services.