Santa Barbara MTD has been engaged in the collective bargaining process for several months with Teamsters Local 186, which represents MTD’s bus operators, operations supervisors and maintenance employees.

MTD management has come to two Tentative Agreements with the Teamsters bargaining team, one in early July and one in late August. Both agreements were voted on by the employees, but a majority of support was not reached in either case.

The current contract is under an extension through September 30th.

MTD management continues to work towards a resolution of the situation in good faith, to avoid disruption in service to the public.