On the morning of Saturday, November 9, 2013, routes 5, 6, 7, 11, 24x, & 25 will experience missed trips, delays &/or detours. Read more...
MTD anticipates receipt of the 2012/2013 $4.6 million in Federal 5307 operating assistance and therefore does not expect to implement the emergency service reductions. The Transit Talk previously scheduled for September 10th has been canceled.
A press release issued by Governor Brown’s office today indicated that legislation will be proposed to temporarily exempt local agencies’ transit workers from the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), but preserves the state’s ability to fight for the pension reform law in court.
MTD anticipates receipt of the 2012/2013 $4.6 million in Federal 5307 operating assistance and therefore does not expect to implement the emergency service reductions.
The possible loss of federal funding forces MTD to prepare for potential drastic reductions in bus service. Two more public meetings have been scheduled to hear your input.
The possible loss of federal funding forces MTD to prepare for potential drastic reductions in bus service. Three additional public meetings have been scheduled to hear your input. Please see the flyer for more information about the meetings and the proposed cuts and/or view a pdf of the Power Point presentation. See video of the July 24 Transit Talk meeting here.
The possible loss of federal funding forces MTD to prepare for drastic reductions in bus service. Staff has prepared two draft service options to start the discussion. Please come to the meeting and provide your input! Read more...
The public is invited to comment on the proposals, which are mostly minor adjustments to improve schedule adherance and additional capacity for over-crowded lines. Line 22 and the Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle may see service reductions. Read more...
MTD's Report to the Community has been published and is now available. Call MTD at 805.963.3364 to request a copy or download the PDF now.
Weekday (Monday - Friday) schedules on Line 22 will change on Tuesday, February 19th. Print the flyer, check our trip planner, call a Customer Service Representative, or pick up a new Schedule Guide for details.
Schedules for Lines 6, 11, 23, & 25 will change on Monday, February 18th (remember though that we are running Saturday service that Monday!). Download the new schedules here, check our trip planner, call a Customer Service Representative, or pick up a new schedule Guide for more information.
Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) will observe Presidents' Day on Monday, February 18th by running Saturday service. MTD administrative offices will be closed for the holiday as well.
Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21st by running Saturday service. MTD administrative offices will be closed on Monday as well.
Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is pleased to announce that Ed Easton has been appointed to the Board of Directors by the City of Goleta. Mr. Easton was sworn in at today’s meeting. He is replacing Roger Aceves, newly appointed Mayor of Goleta. Read more...
MTD will operate Sunday service on Monday, December 24th and NO SERVICE on December 25th. On Monday, December 31st, MTD will run Saturday service, and on January 1st, buses will run on Sunday service. During UCSB & SBCC winter breaks, Lines 24x & 27 run less frequently and Lines 15x & 16 do not run. Lines 24x & 27 resume normal service, and Line 15x resumes limited service on January 7th. Lines 15x & 16 resume full service on January 28th.
MTD will be CLOSED and there will be NO SERVICE on Thursday, November 22.
MTD will operate SUNDAY SERVICE on Friday, November 23.
All MTD buses will operate on Saturday schedules on Monday, November 12, 2012. Coastal Express Limited buses do not operate on Saturdays and will not run. Please call MTD Customer Service at 805-963-3366 for more information.
On the morning of Saturday, November 10, 2012, routes 5, 6, 7, 11, 24x, & 25 will experience missed trips, delays &/or detours. Read more...
Service Disruptions LIKELY During Halloween Festivities
MTD bus service will be suspended in Isla Vista if/when it becomes unsafe to travel the streets of the area during the Halloween festivites. Routes in other areas may also experience service delays due to heavy passenger loads. Please call MTD Customer Service at 805-963-3366 for more information.
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is pleased to announce that Bill Shelor has been appointed to fill out the term of the at-large position on MTD’s Board of Directors that was left vacant when Brian Fahnestock resigned in August. Read more...
MTD mourns the passing of David Damiano, Manager of Transit Development and Community Relations on October 15, 2012.
Members of the public are encouraged to submit their comments on the draft plan to MTD by October 17, 2012.
Brian Fahnestock has resigned after 9 years of service on MTD's Board of Directors. The Board is now accepting applications from members of the community who are interested in filling the vacant position. To apply, submit your résumé and the supplemental questionnaire to MTD.
The biggest changes are to Lines 6, 11, 23 & 25 (1.5MB PDF) and to Lines 1 & 2 (603KB PDF), although there are additional small changes throughout MTD's system. Pick up or download (12.5MB) a copy of the new Schedule Guide for details!
Effective August 27, 2012, VISTA Coastal Express and Coastal Express Limited Passengers with a valid transfer will pay $1.00 to ride MTD buses.
VISTA bus riders may soon encounter some service disruptions arising from sevice contractor Coach USA's recently announced bankruptcy. MTD is offering assistance to VCTC to reduce the loss of passenger service, but no definite plans are in place yet.
Please check with VCTC for updates:
www.goventura.org or 800-438-1112.
With the State’s elimination of Redevelopment Agencies, the financial support for the Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle, the Crosstown Shuttle, and the Commuter Lot Shuttle services that the City of Santa Barbara has provided for many years is no longer available. Seaside Shuttle fares have been increased as well.
The State’s elimination of Redevelopment Agencies jeopardizes the financial support for our shuttle services that the City of Santa Barbara has provided for many years. Without this funding, MTD will find it necessary to reduce or eliminate some services & raise fares on others.
MTD is a sponsor of Earth Day, which will be held at Alameda Park. Walk, bike, take the bus, or car pool on over to visit our booth in the Green Car Show, where you can check out our diesel-electric hybrid bus, & an electric shuttle, & even practice loading your bike on a bus!
MTD's Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 10th to discuss route & schedule changes proposed for August 2012.
Proposed route & service changes are now available for public review & feedback. Approved changes will go into effect on Monday, August 27, 2012.
In response to passenger feedback, MTD is adjusting the routes and schedules for its Coastal Express Limited commuter service from Ventura to Santa Barbara and Goleta. Changes will be in effect on Monday, March 26, 2012.