The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is very pleased to announce that Governor Brown has signed into law two bills, AB 1222 and SB 13, which should allow federal funding to be restored to transit agencies throughout California, including MTD.
When the federal government shutdown ends and the federal Department of Labor certifies MTD’s grant, MTD will be able to continue to operate public transit service at the current level. MTD will not have to implement the Emergency Transit Service Reduction Plan that has been under development with the community.
MTD would like to thank all of our riders for their cooperation and understanding during these challenging past few months. We also thank those of you who wrote letters or called the Department of Labor and the Governor’s office to express the importance of this funding for the residents of the area. Your continued involvement and public input have been invaluable to MTD during this process.