MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District is to enhance the mobility of South Coast residents, commuters, and visitors by offering safe, appealing, equitable, environmentally responsible, and fiscally sound transit service.


CONTACT

For trip planning advice please call an MTD Customer Service Representative at 805.963.3366.

You may make anonymous comments, but if you do, MTD will not be able to respond to you or follow up with you to get additional information needed to solve a problem.



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TRANSIT CENTER

Address:
1020 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone:
805.963.3366
Hours:
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Weekdays
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays

BUSINESS OFFICE

Address:
550 Olive Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone:
805.963.3364
Hours:
8:00am – 5:00pm Weekdays
CLOSED Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays


GOVERNING BODY

seven member board of directors governs MTD. Two members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, two are appointed by the Santa Barbara City Council, one is appointed by the Goleta City Council and one is appointed by the Carpinteria City Council. The seventh member, also known as the at-large director, is appointed by the other six members of the board.


MTD Facts & Statistics

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District, with its focus on passenger service, provides reliable, safe, comfortable mobility to those who lack other transportation, including students, the elderly and individuals with disabilities who have access to bus stops. MTD also provides an attractive transportation option for commuters and shoppers who might otherwise drive cars.

  • 42 transit routes (24 regular routes + 18 booster routes)
  • 2,651,490 annual service miles 
  • 218,028 annual service hours
  • 717 bus stops
  • FY 2017 Passenger Trips: 6,425,641
  • FY 2016 Passenger Trips: 6,884,198
  • FY 2015 Passenger Trips: 7,487,113
  • FY 2014 Passenger Trips: 7,623,530
  • FY 2013 Passenger Trips: 7,774,329
  • FY 2012 Passenger Trips: 7,948,408
  • FY 2011 Passenger Trips: 7,712,698
  • 218 Total Employees
  • 150 Bus Operators
  • 31 Administration
  • 24 Mechanics & Utility
  • 4 Customer Service Representatives
  • 8 Operations Supervisors
  • 17 1998-2000 Nova Low-Floors 40′
  • 14 2000 Battery Ebus Electric Shuttles
  • 15 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40′
  • 11 2004 Gillig Low Floor 29′
  • 3 2006 Gillig Low Floor 29′
  • 8 2007 Gillig Hybrid 40′
  • 3 2009 Gillig Hybrid 29′
  • 7 2011 Gillig Hybrid 40′
  • 7 2011 Gillig Diesel 40′
  • 13 2013 Gillig Diesel 40′
  • 3 2014 Nova Articulated 60′
  • 5 2014 Gillig Diesel 40′
  • 3 2017 Gillig Low-Floor 40′
  • 77 Diesel Vehicles
  • 14 Electric Vehicles
  • 18 Hybrid Vehicles
  • 109 Total Vehicles

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