For residents, commuters, and travelers
Rail in Santa Barbara County
In Santa Barbara County, residents, visitors, and workers have access to some of the best bus and train services in the nation. There are many benefits associated with taking transit for short and long trips. As a commuter you can save thousands of dollars a year on gas and car operation costs, and put aside up to $245/month pre-tax to cover fares, but it doesn't stop there. Beyond the cash savings are reductions in stress and traffic, improved air quality, and amenities such as free wireless internet on many of the regional services. And if you're a commuter, you don't have to worry about getting stranded at work because Traffic Solutions offers an Emergency Ride Home Program for bus and train commuters, as well as carpoolers and vanpoolers.
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Call 963-SAVE for assistance and questions about transit or the many other rideshare options in our county.
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Link will take you to the SBCAG Traffic Solutions Website
Passenger Rail Planning
SBCAG continually works to assist in the provision of facilities to meet expanded passenger rail service to the county and to promote inter-modal connectivity of the transportation system. SBCAG advocates for improvements to the Union Pacific Rail line and Pacific Surfliner service operated by Amtrak. SBCAG is also a member of two corridor-wide rail advocacy agencies described below.
Coast Rail Coordinating Council
The Coast Rail Coordinating Council (CRCC) is composed of counties along the coast rail corridor between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The CRCC advocates for increased passenger rail service along this route, including the initiation of a expanded Coast Daylight service which connects northern and southern California.
Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency
The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN) is composed of counties along the Pacific Surfliner rail corridor, which extends from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. LOSSAN advocates for improvements in the San Luis Obispo – San Diego coastal rail corridor. Over the years LOSSAN has been relatively successful in obtaining state and federal funds for rail service and infrastructure improvements. Current voting membership includes appointed and elected representation from Caltrans, Amtrak, and Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and San Diego Counties. SBCAG became a member of LOSSAN in 2001.
LOSSAN North Strategic Plan
The LOSSAN agencies are developing a strategic business plan for the northern segment of the LOSSAN Corridor, between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo (the “LOSSAN-North” plan). The purpose of the plan is to characterize the state of the corridor, identify and prioritize needed capital improvements to add capacity and improve on-time performance, and facilitate the movement of passengers and goods through the corridor. Local input from stakeholders in the corridor will be obtained by workshops on the plan. SBCAG is involved in the preparation of this plan.