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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-September.


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.

Independence Day

MTD Observes Independence Day - July 3 & 4, 2015

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) will observe Independence Day by running Saturday service on the July 3rd observed holiday, and Sunday service on July 4th. MTD's administrative offices will be closed both days.

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

Coastal Express Ltd

Coastal Express Limited Service Ends on June 12, 2015

Caltrans grant funding for operating the Coastal Express Limited has been exhausted, and the last day of service from Ventura will be June 12. The VCTC Coastal Express (formerly the VISTA Coastal Express) will be expanding service to accommodate Limited customers. Please see the attached memo for more information. Coastal Express Limited pass refunds and exchanges will be available after June 1st.


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.