Congressman Carbajal visits Santa Barbara MTD transit center and chats with bus passengers

Source: Santa Barbara MTD

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA 24) visited the newly renovated MTD transit center to discuss how the bipartite infrastructure law will improve access to public transport for residents and commuters. travelers from the central coast. After visiting the transit center, the Carbajal representative boarded the 12x line (Goleta Express) to test MTD’s new convenient Tap to Ride contactless payment system and disembarked at a stop in Goleta Old Town .

Thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law backed by Congressman Carbajal, recipients of Federal Transit Administration dollars like Santa Barbara MTD stand to benefit from this unique level of investment. Over the next five years, transit agencies nationwide will receive $ 91.1 billion in guaranteed funding and $ 15.8 billion in funding requiring annual authorization, for a total of $ 106.9 billion. of dollars.

The national leader in zero-emission battery electric bus technology for over 30 years, Santa Barbara MTD will continue to actively seek federal, state and local funding for critical bus replacement, modernization and electrification of facilities and operations. . With a new focus at the federal level on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate protection for our communities, the South Coast region is ready to capitalize on this increased investment.