MTD to Solicit Input on Proposed Service Changes

Santa Barbara MTD is hosting a set of public outreach meetings this April, and is inviting the public to take a brief survey giving feedback on proposed service changes to local bus service. These meetings are held annually in the spring to receive input on the proposed changes that would go into effect on August 19, 2024.

The first meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m. in Goleta City Hall Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive). Spanish/English interpretation will be provided at this and future meetings.

Proposed changes include:

  • Service extended until 9:00 p.m. on Line 15x (SBCC/UCSB Express)
  • Increased frequency on Line 27 (Isla Vista Shuttle)

In addition to these proposed changes, MTD will be launching temporary summer service for a new Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle circulator in Santa Barbara. Members of the public can learn more about this service at the outreach meetings.

MTD invites the public to learn more and to give feedback via an online survey that explains all the proposed changes at The survey is available in English and Spanish.

In addition to the April 11th meeting in Goleta, community meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

  • Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m.
    Carpinteria Library (5141 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria)
  • Thursday, April 18th at 12:00 p.m.
    Santa Barbara City College, Room A161 (721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara)
  • Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m.
    Virtual Meeting Zoom Webinar – click here to register

A presentation on the proposed changes will also be given at the April 23rd meeting of the Isla Vista Community Services District Board of Directors. The meeting begins at 6:00pm.

For questions on proposed service changes, the public may contact Santa Barbara MTD at 805-963-3364 or email