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MTD Facts and 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.

Service Statistics:

  • 42 transit routes (24 regular routes + 18 booster routes)
  • 2,651,490 annual service miles
  • 218,028 annual service hours
  • 717 bus stops
  • FY 2005 Passenger Trips: 7,169,752
  • FY 2006 Passenger Trips: 7,305,879
  • FY 2007 Passenger Trips: 7,652,889
  • FY 2008 Passenger Trips: 8,104,576
  • FY 2009 Passenger Trips: 8,293,076
  • FY 2010 Passenger Trips: 7,963,116
  • FY 2011 Passenger Trips: 7,712,698
  • FY 2012 Passenger Trips: 7,948,408
  • FY 2013 Passenger Trips: 7,774,329
  • FY 2014 Passenger Trips: 7,623,530
  • FY 2015 Passenger Trips: 7,487,113
  • FY 2016 Passenger Trips: 6,884,198
  • FY 2017 Passenger Trips: 6,425,641

Employees:

  • 216 Total Employees
  • 148 Bus Operators
  • 25 Administration
  • 29 Maintenance Workers
  • 7 Customer Service Representatives and Transit Center Supervisors

Equipment

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 Gillig 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