Don’t Miss the Bus

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) has launched a state-of-the-art system for real-time bus tracking called SBMTD BusTracker. The free smartphone app is available for iPhone and Android devices. It features a trip planner, the ability to locate nearby bus stops and routes, track current bus locations on a map, set up notifications, and bookmark favorite bus stops. These features are also available via any computer’s internet browser by visiting Individuals can also receive information on bus arrival times via SMS text. To use this feature, users send a text with SBMTD and their stop number (found in the MTD Schedule Guide) to 41411, and they will receive a text back with times for the next buses arriving at that bus stop.