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Line 22 flyer

Route Change on Line 15x

New route effective Monday, August 25, 2014

Line 15x will serve Isla Vista by traveling only on El Colegio Road. The bus will no longer use the side streets in Isla Vista.

Line 22 flyer

Line 22 is Being Discontinued

Last day of service will be Sunday, August 24, 2014

After many years of very low ridership, this line serving the Old Mission, the Museum of Natural History, El Encanto, and the Botanic Garden will no longer operate.

Schedule Guide 2014-2015

NEW Schedule Guide!

Route & schedule changes effective Monday, August 25, 2014

MTD's 2014-2015 Schedule Guide will be available throughout the community soon, but you can get an advance copy by downloading the pdf (12.8 MB) here.

 

Independence Day

MTD Observes Independence Day - 4 July 2014

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) will observe Independence Day on Friday, July 4th by running Sunday service. The Transit Center will be open from 9am to 6pm and MTD's administrative offices will be closed.

Extra buses will depart the Transit Center after the fireworks in Santa Barbara. Read more...

Jerry Estrada

Jerry Estrada Appointed Interim General Manager - 24 June 2014

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) Board of Directors has named Jerry Estrada as Interim General Manager effective July 19th.  Estrada replaces outgoing General Manager Sherrie Fisher who announced her retirement from MTD after a successful 40-year career.  Read more...

MTD Observes Memorial Day - 26 May 2014

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 26th by running Sunday service. The Transit Center will be open from 9am to 6pm and MTD's administrative offices will be closed.

Community Meeting Fyer

7 May 2014 - MTD Board Approves New Service Plan

At its meeting on Tuesday, April 29, the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) Board of Directors approved a new service plan for the 2015 fiscal year that addresses schedule adherence and capacity issues within the system.

Route & service changes will take effect on Monday, August 25, 2014. Read more...

30 April 2014 - MTD Art Contest!

MTD is seeking art work that can be used to promote transit ridership. All are encouraged to submit designs under the attached guidelines.

Community Meeting Fyer

10 March 2014 - Community Meetings Coming Up

Initial community meetings to be held March 19th & 20th

Your ideas and input about our transit system are important! MTD is now planning for service changes to be implemented in August 2014. Among other changes, the Board will again consider eliminating Line 22 due to continued low ridership. These meetings are an opportunity to join the conversation.

Lincoln-Washington

MTD Observes Presidents' Day - 17 February2014

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) will observe Presidents' Day on Monday, February 17th by running Saturday service. The Transit Center will be open from 8am to 6pm and MTD's administrative offices will be closed.

Note that SBCC & many local schools observe Lincoln's birthday on Friday, February 14th. Line 15x will run limited sevice and Line 16 will not run that day. See Holiday/School Service page for more.

I have a dream

MTD Honors MLK - 20 January 2014

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20th by running Saturday service. The Transit Center will be open from 8am to 6pm and MTD's administrative offices will be closed.

Line 22 Flyer

Report to the Community - 27 December 2013

MTD Publishes Report to the Community

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.

Happy Holidays!

MTD Holiday Service- 18 December 2013

MTD will operate Sunday service on Tuesday, December 24th and NO SERVICE on December 25th. On Tuesday, 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 6th. Lines 15x & 16 resume full service on January 27th.

SBIM

Alert - 9 November 2013

Santa Barbara Int'l Marathon & Half-Marathon will disrupt MTD service

On the morning of Saturday, November 9, 2013, routes 5, 6, 7, 11, 24x, & 25 will experience missed trips, delays &/or detours. Read more...

OpenStreets

Alert - 2 November 2013

MTD Waterfront Shuttle will run on Alternate Route

During the Open Streets event on Saturday, November 2, 2013, MTD Routes 14 & 20 will detour onto Hwy 101 between Milpas & HotSprings. The Waterfront Shuttle will operate on an alternate route.