PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MTD Opens New Ticket Vending Machine in Goleta

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD), along with the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM for the new MTD Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) located in the Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Ave). The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

Goleta Valley Mayor Roger Aceves will wield the big scissors to officially open the new TVM. MTD passengers will be able to purchase all types of passes with cash only at this time. Developed by GFI GenFare of Illinois, the Vendstar machine is fast and easy to use - simply follow the instructions posted on the machine.

“We’re pleased to have this machine now open and available for the convenience of our Goleta passengers,” said MTD General Manager Sherrie Fisher. “The Goleta community is an important part of MTD’s service area.”

MTD has two TVM machines in use at the downtown Transit Center (1020 Chapala St.) and one in the Albertson’s in Carpinteria (1018 Casitas Pass). A third community location is yet to be determined.

The mission of Santa Barbara MTD is to enhance the personal mobility of South Coast residents and visitors by offering safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective transit service throughout the district.

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