The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is an independent government agency providing public bus service to the southern region of Santa Barbara County. With a service range of 52 square miles from Goleta through Carpinteria, MTD carries approximately 6.9 million passengers annually.
Employing approximately 215 people, MTD provides a reliable, safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly means of mobility for South Coast residents and visitors including students, commuters, people with disabilities, and seniors. Our fully electric Seaside Shuttle caters to Carpinteria locals and tourists alike.
Recent and coming enhancements of new electric shuttles, a real-time arrival smartphone app, a bilingual stop announcement system, bus shelters with solar lighting, and the phasing in of smartcard technology promise to keep Santa Barbara MTD a leader in the public transit industry.