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In observance of Memorial Day, MTD buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Monday, May 28th, 2018.


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PAY YOUR FARE

ENJOY YOUR RIDE

IMPORTANT INFO TO KNOW

Bicycle racks are available on a first come-first served basis. If the bike rack on your bus is full, you must wait for the next bus, or leave (lock) your bike at the bus stop. Bicycles are not allowed inside MTD buses (except folding bikes held by passengers). No motorized bicycles are allowed except lightweight electric bikes with fully enclosed battery packs. Only single-seat, two-wheel bicycles are permitted on the bike racks. Bicycle trailers do not fit on the racks and are not allowed on the bus. Bicycles must fit securely in the rack and cannot obstruct the driver’s view. All accessories that obstruct the driver’s view or the bus headlights must be removed. Children 12 and under must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. One bicycle per passenger.

MTD recommends that you label your bike with ID and contact information. Don’t forget your bike! MTD will charge a $10 handling fee (cash, local check, or money order ONLY) for the return of any bike that is left on the bus.

Serial numbers of unclaimed bikes are shared with law enforcement.The bikes are held for 90 days, and are then donated to local non-profit Bici Centro.

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Easy Lift

Paratransit Service

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Clean Air Express

Service to Santa Maria and Lompoc

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Santa Barbara Airbus

Bus service to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

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Amtrak

Ride MTD for FREE with a valid Pacific Surfliner ticket!

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Santa Barbara Trolley

Narrated trolley tours in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Car Free

Encourages car-free transportation in Santa Barbara

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COAST

Advocates for transportation options

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VCTC Coastal Express

Service between Ventura and Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara MTD Other Transit Services Bill's Bus

Bill's Bus


Late evening transportation between Isla Vista and downtown Santa Barbara


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Greyhound

Intercity bus transportation

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Santa Barbara Airport

Santa Barbara MTD Other Transit Services Traffic Solutions

Traffic Solutions

Encourages the use of alternative transportation

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Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

Promotes bicycling as transportation

Arrive at the bus stop a few minutes before the bus is scheduled to depart.

Have your fare ready before the bus arrives and save time by using passes, tokens, or coins to pay your fare whenever possible.

Stand back from the curb and keep children away from the curb while waiting for the bus to arrive. Do not allow children to run into the path of the bus or other passengers.

If the approaching bus is the one you want, clearly flag the driver so that he or she knows to stop – standing safely in open view and giving a friendly wave or nod will do the trick. If the approaching bus is NOT the bus you want and you’re the only one at the bus stop, signal the driver to keep going.

Do not run after the bus if it is departing the stop. You could slip and injure yourself. If the bus has begun its departure, the driver cannot stop in the traffic lane to board passengers. At the Transit Center, the bus cannot board passengers after it has crossed the red line.

Board and exit the bus in an orderly manner, using the handrails for safety. Assist small children on and off the bus.

Take a seat as quickly as possible (one seat per person and please keep your feet off the seats). Keep children safe and seated when possible while on the bus.

Please observe priority seating for passengers who are elderly or passengers with disabilities.

Remain seated while the bus is moving. Do not sit in the aisle.–Stay behind the line on the floor behind the driver at all times.

Signal that you want to get off by pulling the cord. Remain seated until the bus stops. Exit through the rear door.

After exiting the bus, cross the street at the nearest intersection or marked crosswalk. Do not walk in front of the bus to cross the street unless the bus is stopped at a stop sign or a red light.

Never interfere with the driver’s ability to drive safely.
No smoking or using electronic cigarettes on the bus, at the Transit Center, or within 20 feet of any bus stop.

No use of matches or lighters on the bus.

No eating or drinking on the bus.

No pushing, shoving or fighting.

No profanity. No threatening language or gestures.

No spitting or throwing any objects inside or out of the bus.

No hanging of any body parts or other items outside the bus window.

No vandalism.

No combustibles such as smoke bombs, fireworks, vehicle batteries, gasoline, paint, etc. on the bus.

Shirts and shoes are required in buses and in the Transit Center.

No use of audio devices without headphones.

Keep the volume of your conversations low – especially when talking on a cell phone.

Personal belongings must be stowed out of the aisle. Storage racks may be available.

Strollers must be folded and stowed out of the aisle and babies must be held securely.

Bicycles are not allowed inside the bus (except folding bikes held by the passenger).

Surfboards under 6 ft are allowed in the buses.

Skateboards must be held or placed on the floor out of the aisle with the wheels up.

Service animals must be on a harness or leash at all times and either sit on the floor out of the aisle or be held in the passenger’s lap.

Small animals in approved carriers (non-service animals) may be brought on board. The carrier must be placed on the floor out of the aisle or be held in passenger’s lap.

Violation of these rules may result in refusal of service.In general, be observant, alert, watchful and aware. If something doesn’t look quite right, alert your driver and/or report it to the authorities at 911. Take the initiative and become the community’s transit eyes and ears. We can all count on a safe ride if we look out for each other!

TRANSIT CENTER

The Transit Center is the hub of the MTD system and is located at 1020 Chapala Street in downtown Santa Barbara. More than 10,000 passengers use this facility every day. Customer service representatives provide detailed trip planning services.

SERVICES

Ticket vending machines – Change machines & bill breakers ATM – Bus tokens and bus passes – Route information – Trip planning – Bus stop information – Accessible service information – Lost & found – Payphones – Free Schedule Guides – Sheltered waiting area – Passenger restrooms

PHONE

805.963.3366

HOURS

Weekdays 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


SERVICES

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LOST & FOUND

Items of value (cell phones, wallets, etc.) that are turned in to Lost and Found at MTD will be forwarded to the Santa Barbara Police Department. Clothing and other items are held at MTD for 4 days, after which they will be donated to charity. Perishable or offensive items are not held.


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EMERGENCY RIDE HOME

How to get home free!
If you ride the bus to work at least once a week, you’re eligible for the Traffic Solutions Emergency Ride Home Program. It’s an incentive provided by Traffic Solutions to encourage you to take the bus to work — without fear of being stranded.

To qualify for the Emergency Ride Home Program, log your commute trips on SmartRide. If you have an emergency and need to get home right away, call a taxi or the car rental company of your choice. Pay for your ride home and get a receipt, then email us at info@trafficsolutions.info to request a reimbursement form. Return your completed form and a copy of your receipt and we’ll mail you a reimbursement check for up to $55.

Visit Traffic Solutions Emergency Ride Home Program (or call 963-SAVE) for more information.