Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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550 Olive Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States

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Santa Barbara MTD is the transit provider on the south coast of Santa Barbara County.

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Contactless payment options introduced on Santa Barbara County public transit systems

July 27, 2021
Clean Air Express and Santa Barbara MTD give customers options to tap-to-ride as a result of a California Integrated Travel Project contactless payment demonstration.
These vehicles will be used in non-revenue service, mainly as relief vehicles.
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Santa Barbara MTD installs 14 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers, transitions agency’s cars to all-electric Chevy Bolts

Aug. 31, 2020
The new fleet of Chevy Bolts replaces an existing fleet of aging gasoline-powered sedans and will immediately reduce MTD’s emissions on the light-duty side of operations.
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Santa Barbara MTD Transit center renovations underway

Sept. 5, 2019
The start of renovations will transfer services to temporary facilities.

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DOT also is providing $1 billion in FTA Capital Investment (New Starts) grant funding and a TIFIA loan of up to $280 million for the Eagle commuter rail project, which includes construction of two new rail lines that will serve Denver Union Station and are expected to open in 2016.

Industry News - June 2014

June 10, 2014
USDOT Celebrates Grand Opening of Denver Union StationThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo May 9 celebrated the grand opening of Denver...

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Santa Barbara MTD Unveils New Agency Website

Feb. 8, 2018
Santa Barbara MTD’s has unveiled a new agency website where the public can access route and schedules information, real-time bus arrivals, and other agency documents.

MTD Provides Free Last Mile Service for Influx of Train Commuters to Santa Barbara and Goleta

Jan. 17, 2018
In response to the large influx of people commuting to Santa Barbara and Goleta by train during the closure of Highway 101, Santa Barbara MTD is providing free last mile service...

California Transit Association Names Santa Barbara MTD Transit Agency of the Year

Nov. 10, 2017
Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District was named Transit Agency of the Year at California Transit Association’s 52nd Annual Fall Conference and Expo in Riverside, California...

MTD Launches Real-Time Bus Information with BusTracker Smartphone App, Text and Website

Aug. 22, 2017
The free smartphone application is available in the Apple App Store for Apple devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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CA: Metropolitan Transit District Has Lithium-ion Battery Fire

Oct. 19, 2016
The Santa Barbara City Fire Department responded to a reported battery fire at the Metropolitan Transit District maintenance yard on Olive St. the morning of October 18 at 9:30...