MTD Awarded $5.6 Million

We’re very excited with the news,” said Jerry Estrada about the $5.6 million grant newly awarded to Santa Barbara’s Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). “It’ll help us get the oldest buses off the road,” the MTD general manager said, explaining that the area bus line operator wants to retire 14 of its 85 diesel buses that date back to the 1990s. The grant enables MTD to order clean diesel or battery-electric vehicles, which should be delivered by around 2018. MTD moves more than 7 million passengers every year.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Posting Bail for Santa Barbara County’s Undocumented ICE Detainees

How Anahi Mendoza and a Santa Barbara County organization help win bail for residents in ICE detention ...

SBCC President Apologizes for Handling of Harassment Claims

Three dozen faculty members signed a letter condemning the college's inaction.

Latinos Are Being Pushed Out of Santa Barbara in Droves

New census data shows their population has shrunk by 24 percent since 2011.

Priest’s Firing Raises Questions

What's the real reason Father Gavancho was terminated from Our Lady of Sorrows?

1/9 Repeat? ‘Nobody Knows!’

A UCSB geologist says predictions are purely guesswork.