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*Sported the original A/C grill design on the rear end
 
*First units retired circa 1993. Last units retired in 1998.
 
*First units retired circa 1993. Last units retired in 1998.

Revision as of 00:48, 5 December 2019

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District or MTD is a transit agency in the southern portion of Santa Barbara County, California , serving the cities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta as well as the unincorporated areas of Montecito, Summerland, and Isla Vista. Commuter service to Buellton and Solvang is provided through the Valley Express service.

History

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District was created in 1968 after the passage of a ballot measure. The district was created in order to develop a single transit system in the area and protect the public interest. MTD first began operation with 12 buses.[1]

Routes

Schedules/System map

  • 1 West Santa Barbara - La Cumbre Junior High, San Andres, Anapamu, Santa Barbara High School, Milpas, Salinas
  • 2 East Santa Barbara - Salinas, Milpas, Santa Barbara High School, Anapamu, San Andres, La Cumbre Junior High
  • 3 Oak Park - Transit Center, Cottage Hospital, Samarkand, La Cumbre
  • 4 Mesa/SBCC - Transit Center, Carrillo, Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara City College
  • 5 Mesa/La Cumbre - Transit Center, Santa Barbara City College, Hidden Valley, La Cumbre
  • 6 Goleta - Transit Center, State, La Cumbre, Hollister, Downtown Goleta, Camino Real Marketplace
  • 7 Calle Real/Fairview - Transit Center, La Cumbre, Sansum Clinic, County Health Care, Turnpike, Fairview
  • 8 Calle Real/Turnpike - Transit Center, La Cumbre, Sansum Clinic, County Health Care, Turnpike
  • 9 Calle Real/Old Town Shuttle - Calle Real Center, Fairview Center, Goleta Valley Community Center, Patterson
  • 10 Cathedral Oaks (Mon-Fri) - La Cumbre, Cathedral Oaks, Dos Pueblos High School, Camino Real Marketplace
  • 11 State/Hollister/UCSB - Transit Center, State, La Cumbre, Hollister, Downtown Goleta, Airport, UCSB
  • 12X Goleta Express - Transit Center, Downtown Goleta, Camino Real Marketplace
  • 14 Montecito - Transit Center, Milpas, Coast Village, East Valley, Sheffield, San Ysidro
  • 15X SBCC/UCSB Express (Mon-Fri) - Mesa, Carrillo Hill, Isla Vista, UCSB, Santa Barbara City College
  • 16 City College Shuttle (Mon-Fri) - Transit Center, De la Vina, Haley, Santa Barbara City College
  • 17 Lower West/SBCC - Transit Center, San Pascual, Santa Barbara City College
  • 20 Carpinteria - Transit Center, Milpas, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria
  • 21X Carpinteria Express (Mon-Sat) - Transit Center, Milpas, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria
  • 22 Old Mission - Transit Center, Old Mission, Museum of Natural History, Botanic Garden (weekends only)
  • 23 Winchester Canyon - UCSB, El Colegio, Storke, Camino Real Marketplace, Winchester Canyon
  • 24X UCSB Express - Transit Center, UCSB, Isla Vista, Santa Catalina, Camino Real Marketplace
  • 25 Ellwood - UCSB, Storke Family Apartments, Hollister, Ellwood
  • 27 Isla Vista Shuttle - UCSB, Sabado Tarde, Santa Catalina, Camino Real Marketplace
  • 36 Seaside Shuttle - Sandyland, Linden, Carpinteria Ave., Casitas Pass Rd., El Carro Lane, Santa Ynez Rd.
  • 37 Crosstown Shuttle (Mon-Fri) - Mountain, Micheltorena, Anacapa, Cota, Milpas, Franklin Center, Soledad, Cota, Chapala, Transit Center

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 550 Olive St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1610
  • Phone: 805-963-3364

Downtown Transit Center

  • Address: 1020 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-3366

Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
30-43 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 31.jpeg 2017 BYD K7M
434-450 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 442.jpeg 2003-2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R Ex-SamTrans 301, 303, 306, 307, 317-319, 327, 329, 344-346, 348, 350, 351, 353 & 355; bought in early 2018 as temporary replacements to some of the remaining Nova Bus LFS's.
600-614 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 609.JPG 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R Currently being retired & auctioned off, starting in 2019.
615-621 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 617.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
622-624 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 622.jpeg 2013 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
625-634 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 626.jpeg 2014 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
635-642 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 636.jpeg 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
643-645 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B3400 xFE
646-652 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 652.jpeg 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B3400 xFE
700-710 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 708.JPG 2004 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G19E102N2)
Cummins ISB Allison B300R
  • 703 was repowered with a Cummins B6.7 engine.
  • Currently being retired & auctioned off, starting in 2019.
711-713 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 711.jpeg 2006 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G19E102N2)
Cummins ISB Allison B300R
715-717 Sbmtd gillig 717.png 2009 Gillig Low Floor HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
900-907 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 905.JPG 2007 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G19D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system Purchased via San Joaquin RTD Purchasing Consortium.
908-910, 912-915 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 909.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
  • 915 was originally numbered 911.
  • 913 was repowered with a Cummins B6.7 engine.
1001-1003 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 1002.jpeg 2014 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-2 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 1-a.jpg 1990 Bus Manufacturing USA 22' Battery Electric Trolley Replica
3-8, 11 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 11-a.jpg 1992 SVMC 22' Battery Electric Trolley Replica
10 1994 APS Systems 22' Battery Electric Trolley Replica
12-21, 26-29 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 20-a.jpg 2000-2001 Ebus Ebus22
  • 22' Battery Electric Trolley Replica
  • Retired & auctioned off in 2019.
22 4/1993 Bus Manufacturing USA Battery Electric shuttle bus
100 series Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 105.jpg 1996 APS Systems P10-01A
  • Electric buses
  • No # VIN: 1A9B2TEH5T0326002 (Lic. Plate: {E}039659).
  • 105 VIN: 1A9B2TEH0T0326005 (Lic. Plate: {E}039684).
200-211 1968 GMC T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • 202 was part of Ralph Cantos's "Comatose Bus Collection" (taken over by Egon Kafka). It was acquired by Scott Richards/Regional Transit Service in September 2017 and is currently undergoing repairs.
  • 210 was owned by various private owners after retirement.
212-221 1975 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
222-241 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 224.jpg 1977 AMG 9640B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
  • The last remaining units in the fleet were repowered with Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engines.
  • Last units retired in 1998.
  • Some repowered units (including 230) were bought by Transit Sales International.[2]
242-256 128px 1981 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596T6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
  • Third order of Gillig Phantoms placed by an agency
  • They initially sported a paint scheme based off of the 1980 Gillig Phantom demo livery.
  • Sported the original A/C grill design on the rear end
  • First units retired circa 1993. Last units retired in 1998.
  • 242, possibly 245?, 247 & 253[3] were bought by Scott Richards/Regional Transit Service.
    • 247 was spotted in a TV show in early 2007, but was destroyed in its scene.[4]
    • 2 units (247 & likely 242) eventually were scrapped. 1 unit may have been sold to a private buyer in Texas to be converted into a horse hauler and at least 1 unit was sold to Tijuana.[5][6]
257-276 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 266-a.jpg 1984 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40TB966V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
  • 257-261, 268-270, 273, 274 & 276 were used as supplemental buses for South Coast Area Transit (SCAT) during the SCAT CNG Crisis of March 2005.[7]
  • Retired in 2005-2007.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
301-320 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 302-a.jpg 1988 Stewart & Stevenson Villager Caterpillar 3208T
  • Mercedes-Benz O305 chassis.
  • Custom built buses designed in 1987 by a joint venture of MTD and Stewart & Stevenson
  • 315, 316, 318 & 319 were used as supplemental buses for South Coast Area Transit (SCAT) during the SCAT CNG Crisis of March 2005.[7]
  • Retired in the mid 2000's.
  • 1 former unit (possibly privately owned) was spotted in Ventura, CA in the 2010's.
401-428 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 418.JPG 1998 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
  • 406, 412, 415, 423 & 428 were auctioned off in 2011.
  • 408 was dismantled for parts in 2011.
  • Last units retired in 2019.
429-433 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 430.JPG 1999-2000 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
  • Suburban configuration and A/C.
  • Last units retired in 2019.
501-508 Sbmtd flxible 505.png 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
(40102-6C)
Cummins ISM Voith D863.2
  • Ex-Santa Clara VTA 9285, 9250, 9263, 9268, 9261, 9281, 9279 & 9267; bought in 2007.
  • Retired in 2011.
  • 1 known unit was spotted at Zacher's Auto Salvage in Harbor City, CA and was still there as of 2015. It eventually was scrapped.
800-801 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 8xx.jpg 2004 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Used for Valley Express until 8/19/2011, then used for Coastal Express Limited.
  • Sold to Clean Air Express circa 2019.
802-804 Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District 8xx.jpg 2004 MCI D4000 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Used for Valley Express until 8/19/2011, then used for Coastal Express Limited.
  • Sold to Clean Air Express circa 2019.

Demonstrators

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
Santa Barbara MTD Nova Bus LFS Artic demo.jpeg Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL 9 ZF 6AP1700B In service from February to March 2012 on lines 15X & 24X.

External Links

References