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Alternative Transportation

With many students, staff, and faculty competing for a limited number of parking spaces, it can sometimes be frustrating or feel impossible to find a space, especially in the areas closest to classrooms and office spaces. In order to accommodate those students and employees who absolutely need to drive because of children, health, or off-campus jobs, SBCC encourages all members of the campus community to use alternative forms of transportation whenever possible.

In order to help students, staff and employees to take advantage of alternative transportation options, the College works closely with organizations such as the MTD and Traffic Solutions to provide information, service, and access to resources which facilitate the use of alternatives by the campus community.

Below is information for students, staff, and faculty on getting to and from campus using alternatives such as Bus Transit, Walking/Skating/Biking, Van Pooling, Car Pooling and the Amtrak train. 


BUS TRANSIT

The bus provides a convenient and affordable means of transportation for local residents living between Goleta and Carpinteria. Depending on which line you use and what time you ride, the bus can also be a great place to catch up on reading, researching, or grading papers. The Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) has bus routes that run in front of the main entrance to the campus as well as on the West Campus in front of the Garvin Theatre.
Bus schedules are available online or in the Administration Building and the Campus Center.

STUDENTS
Show your SBCC student ID card, during the valid dates and with a current registration sticker, to ride any MTD bus for free.

STAFF & FACULTY
SBCC employees can also save money on gas and frustration with parking by choosing to ride the MTD. Regular one-way fares are only $1.25, a discounted 10-ride pass costs just $10, and a 30-day Unlimited Pass is available for just $41.

MTD CAMPUS BUS LINES
The MTD serves SBCC students, staff, and faculty with four lines that come directly to campus. Click any line to see a schedule of when these buses arrive to campus.


LINE 5 (Mesa/La Cumbre) – Line 5 operates between 6:25 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. with buses coming to campus every 30 minutes to 1 hour throughout the day.
LINE 15x (SBCC/UCSB Express) – Line 15x operates from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. with direct lines between SBCC, UCSB and Isla Vista every 30 minutes to 1 hour Monday through Friday while SBCC is in session.
LINE 16 (City College) – Line 16 operates between 7:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday every 30 minutes while SBCC is in session.
LINE 17 (Westside/SBCC) – Line 17 operates from 6:30 a.m. to 8:05 p.m. with buses every 30 minutes.
LINE 4 (The Mesa Loop) – The new Mesa Loop serves students, staff, and faculty traveling between campus, downtown, and the Mesa area along Cliff, Meigs and Carrillo.

REGIONAL COMMUTER OPTIONS
Several options are available for students, staff, and faculty that live outside of the area but still want the clean conscience of supporting clean air through using regional mass transit.

SECURITY PICK-UP
Currently we are unable to provide security pick-ups. 

NORTHCOUNTY RESIDENTS
SOLVANG & BUELLTON - For service between Solvang, Buellton, the Hollister Corridor, Goleta, and downtown SB, contact the Clean Air Express. Cash fares are $7 one-way, $50 for a 10-ride pass, or $150 for a 30-day pass. 

LOMPOC & SANTA MARIA - Lompoc and Santa Maria commuters can save money with the Clean Air Express for only $7 for a single use, $50 for a 10-ride pass, or $150 per month.

SOUTHERN COMMUTERS

VENTURA & CARPINTERIA - From Ventura or Carpinteria, ride the Coastal Express.

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WALKING, SKATING, & BIKING


Walking, skating, and biking are a great way to get to campus while staying in shape. There is always tons of available bike parking next to any building on campus as well as plenty of bike accessible routes to get around campus in no time.

CITY BIKE MAPS
If you are interested in walking, skating, or biking and would like a map of the safest routes and established bike paths, you can pick up a City Bike Map in the Office of Student Life (CC-217) or the Campus Security Office on East Campus.

Traffic Solutions also provides a beautiful color-coded online bike map (North County and South County) including bicycle routes in every city across the county.

SHOWER ACCESS FOR BICYCLISTS
Employees can take advantage of the on campus shower facilities in the Sports Pavilion.  Please E-mail CommuterPrograms@sbcc.edu to make arrangements to use the showers. 

JUNE TEAM BIKE CHALLENGE
For SBCC employees, the College takes part in Traffic Solution's June Team Bike Challenge. Participants get to enjoy the sun, rack up points, and compete for prizes in addition to a $20 gift certificate for the Campus Bookstore. For details or to sign up, contact Commuter Programs.

CAMPUS RULES & REGULATIONS
Students are requested by the Campus Security Office to observe the following rules and advisories regarding bicycles, roller-skating and skateboarding: (1) On campus, ride your bike on designated bike routes only; (2) have your bike registered at UCSB with the UCPD Community Safety Organization; (3) park and lock your bike in the bike racks provided; (4) bikes parked illegally will be impounded; (5) if you use your bike for transportation to and from campus, be sure to have sufficient lights and reflectors for night riding and good visibility; and (6) no roller-skating or skateboarding is permitted on campus at any time.

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VANPOOL


Some of us are simply unable to give up the mobility and storage space provided by a car. Nonetheless, we can still cut down on carbon emissions and gas costs through bringing others with us when we drive. SBCC is excited to announce the kick-off of its own subsidized Vanpool Program. A Vanpool is currently running weekdays round-trip to SBCC from Santa Maria, Ventura and Ojai. Each Vanpool has a designated driver, as well as designated pick-up and drop-off locations. Click on the links listed above on the left for Vanpool specifics. The Vanpool Program is primarily for employees of the college, but students and family members may ride pending availability of open seats. The monthly cost is only $120 per rider, or daily ride tickets may be purchased as $8 per round-trip, or $4 one-way. Employees of the College may also set up a monthly payroll deduction to use the Vanpool.  Tickets are available at the Cashiers Window, located in the Student Services building, East Campus. New Riders must first enroll in the Vanpool Program and purchase Vanpool ticket to ride. Priority is given to those who ride the most. To enroll in the Vanpool Program, obtain the Vanpool Guidelines packet and complete the Agreement and Enrollment form, available at the Facilities & Operation's Transportation Department, located behind the Garvin Theater, West Campus.  For questions or to join, contact Transportation at 965-0581 ext. 2296 or email facilities@sbcc.edu.

Operating VanPools:

Ojai:
- Follow link to see our up-to-date schedule and list of no service dates.

Ventura:
- 6:50 a.m. Telephone & 101 Fwy, left side of Pet's Mart Parking area.
- 7:00 a.m. Corner of Santa Clara St. and California St., in front of parking structure

Santa Maria:
- 6:00 a.m. destination TBA.


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CARPOOL

Carpooling is a great way to save money on gas and to enjoy the company of a neighbor while driving to campus. Additionally, carpool spaces are closer to classrooms and conveniently located on both the East and West Campus. Potential carpoolers are encouraged to join SBCC's new Carpool Matchlist program, GreenRide, to find other interested carpoolers in their area.

GreenRide helps users find carpool partners by searching for other faculty, staff, or students who live near them and have similar schedules and preferences. 

Features:
1.  Find potential carpool partners with similar commuting schedules and preferences
2.  Locate park and ride lots, bus, rail, bike, and vanpool routes
3.  Log your commutes and see how much gas you have saved
4.  Win Prizes!

 

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