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MTD News & Alerts


Thanksgiving - November 26 & 27, 2015

So all MTD employees can celebrate the holiday, there is NO BUS SERVICE on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. The Transit Center & MTD administrative offices will be closed.

MTD buses will run on Sunday schedules on Friday, November 27th. The Transit Center will be open from 9am-6pm. Administrative offices will be closed.

Veterans Day

MTD will run Saturday Service on Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th, MTD buses will run on Saturday schedules. This means there will be no service that day on Lines 10, 15x, 16, 21x, and 37 (the Crosstown Shuttle).


Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon - November 7, 2015

During the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon on Saturday, November 7th, Lines 5, 6, & 11 will experience missed trips, delays, &/or detours. MTD Supervisors will assist passengers whose bus stops are temporarily inaccessible. Please call 805-963-3366 for more information and assistance. Read more...


Halloween Bus Service in Isla Vista - October 30 & 31, 2015

During Halloween festivities in Isla Vista on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, Line 27 will be detoured to El Colegio Road if/when it becomes unsafe for the bus to navigate the interior streets of the community. All buses will run as scheduled along El Colegio Road.

Avo Fest

Avocado Festival takes place October 2, 3, & 4, 2015 in Carpinteria

Take Line 20 or Line 21x from Santa Barbara to the California Avocado Festival and skip the hassles of traffic and parking!

The Seaside Shuttle (Line 36) is detouring around the festival on Elm and Walnut. It will stop at the Amtrak station as usual, but the shuttle will be unable to access other stops southwest of Carpinteria Avenue. The closest open shuttle stops are at Carpinteria & 7th and at Carpinteria & Palm.

Labor Day

MTD will run Sunday Service on Labor Day - September 7, 2015

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7th, MTD buses will run on Sunday schedules. This means there will be no service on Lines 10, 15x, 16, 21x, and 37 (the Crosstown Shuttle). Read more...

Service Change

August Service Changes - August 24, 2015

Annual service adjustments take effect on Monday, August 24th. Please check your route schedules to see if they will change!

Pick up a new Schedule Guide (19MB PDF) or download a copy of it. The website timetables will be updated on the 24th. Read more...

Road Work Ahead

MTD & UCSB Partner to Enhance Service - August 20, 2015

MTD is pleased to announce the upcoming implementation of the first phase of service enhancements that result from a partnership between MTD and UCSB. MTD and UCSB developed this partnership in response to the San Joaquin student housing project currently under construction at El Colegio and Storke Road. Read more...

Road Work Ahead

Castillo St/Hwy 101 Undercrossing Work - August 14, 2015

Beginning in mid-August, Caltrans road work in the Castillo Street/Highway101 undercrossing (near SBCC) will likely cause significant delays for buses and other road users. MTD Lines 5, 15x, & 16 may be detoured.

The road project is expected to be complete in mid-October.


Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade - August 7, 2015

MTD buses will be detoured and/or service will be suspended on many routes during the Fiesta Parade (between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM) on Friday, August 7.

Please allow extra time to reach your destinations that day. Read more...

Independence Day

Service added on Line 24x - July 13, 2015

MTD Responds to High Passenger Demand

Shaded trips on the linked pdf were added to relieve overcrowding on Line 24x. The Weekday timetable on this website was also changed to reflect the additional trips.


MTD Publishes Annual Report to the Community

The annual Report to the Community for 2014 has been published and is available at MTD's administrative offices.