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More Hybrid Buses Coming to S.B.

Metropolitan Transit Gets State Bond Money


The Metropolitan Transit District will use $1.3 million in state bond money to replace its 40-foot diesel buses with more eco-friendly hybrid buses. Jerry Estrada, MTD assistant general manager controller, said he expects organization administrators to put an order in for the replacement buses within the next 60 days.

Caltrans announced last week that 107 public transit and air quality projects across California are set to receive more than $235 million from Proposition 1B, the 2006 transportation bond. The bond money’s distribution is a key step in a statewide effort to improve air quality and public transit.

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Amtrak Strikes Man on Tracks in Montecito

A man was killed this morning on the railroad tracks near Montecito's Olive Mill Road.

Montecito Manhunt Underway for Third Suspect

Police have been searching since Wednesday evening for three burglary suspects; two are in custody.

Cruces Fire Update

Thursday morning report from County Fire expects full containment by this evening.

Young and Poor in Santa Barbara

Teens gathered for annual summit on safety and wellness.

County Redistricting Measures Head to Ballot

Voters will decide on a commission to change supervisor district boundaries.