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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, June 23, 2011

MTD to Operate on Sunday Schedules for July 4th

On July 4th, all Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District buses will be on a Sunday schedule, while some services will be affected by the July 4th Parade and fireworks at the beach. Traffic may cause delays, please plan accordingly. See below for details:


Before the fireworks display:

State Street Shuttle Service (25¢) – This shuttle will provide service every 10 minutes from 10:00 AM to 6:00PM, between the Dolphin Fountain and Sola Street, but there will be a break in service from approximately noon to 3:00 PM for the parade. When lower State Street is closed to traffic, the shuttles will turn around at Gutierrez. The shuttles will not serve the Dolphin Fountain after that time.

Waterfront Shuttle Service (25¢) – This shuttle will provide service between the Harbor and the Santa Barbara Zoo every 15 minutes, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, or as long as Cabrillo Boulevard remains open to traffic.

After the fireworks display:

MTD Bus Service ($1.75) – After the fireworks display at the beach, buses will depart MTD’s downtown Transit Center (1020 Chapala Street) as follows:

Line—Destination—Departures

1—Westside Santa Barbara—10:20pm

5—The Mesa—10:15pm

11—UCSB via State/Hollister—9:30am 10:20pm 10:50pm

20—Carpinteria via Coast Village/Summerland—10:50pm

24x—Express to Camino Real Marketplace via UCSB—9:45pm 10:50pm

Many celebrants use MTD to reach the local fireworks displays. Please plan ahead to purchase fares during open hours and allow extra time to reach your destination. The downtown Transit Center closes for the day on July 4th at 6:00 PM. For more information, please visit www.sbmtd.gov or call a Customer Service Representative at 963-3366, to plan your trip to the festivities at the beach or in Goleta.

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