The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District is a public transit agency providing bus service in the southern portion of Santa Barbara County, California. It serves the cities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta as well as the unincorporated areas of Montecito, Summerland, and Isla Vista.HistoryMule-powered street railways were implemented in 1875 and were gradually replaced by electric streetcars in 1896. The streetcars made their last run on July 1, 1929
about a month later, the Santa Barbara Transit Corporation company started providing local bus service ((Coastal Express Limited) between Ventura and the Santa Barbara/Goleta area.RoutesAll routes serving Downtown Santa Barbara begin and end at the Transit CenterRoute 1: WestsideThis route serves Carrillo and San Andres on the west side of Santa Barbara. At the transit center, most Route 1 buses become Route 2.Route 2: EastsideThis route runs to East Santa Barbara via Anapamu and Milpas. Interlined with Route 1.Route 3: Oak ParkOperates between the Downtown Transit Center and La Cumbre Plaza via De La Vina or Bath, Las Positas, and State St. Also serves Cottage HospitalRoutes 4 and 5: MesaRoute 5 operates between the Downtown Transit Center and La Cumbre Plaza via Cliff and Las Positas. Route 4 is a loop that operates between Santa Barbara City College and the Transit Center via Carillo and Cliff.