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Construction on Campus
Parking lot maintenance: 2, 5, & 41 Parking, Devereux, EH&S, Kerr Hall loading area, Santa Cruz short-term parking.

Road & lot improvements: UCen Road repair; 9 Parking expansion.

Faculty Club renovation/Guest House addition. The site impacts 23 Parking & Ocean Road.

San Joaquin Residence Hall construction. Residence hall parking is relocated to 38 Parking.

BioEngineering building construction. Bike and pedestrian paths are relocated around the fenced-in area. Davidson Library, Webb Hall and Noble Hall are nearby. Project to be completed March 2017.

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Visiting Scholar Residence. Construction has begun at the site adjacent to El Colegio & Los Carneros roads. Project to be completed September 2016.

More information about parking and roadway enhancement projects can be found here.
Hwy. 101 Improvements
Carpool Lane Improvement, from Mobil Pier Undercrossing to Casitas Pass Road. Completion expected later this year. Project info here.

South Coast 101 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara. Construction is forecast to begin in 2018. Project info here.
MTD Service Changes
Here comes the bus. Extended hours of operation for Lines 12x and 24x. A new Goleta–IV–UCSB route (Line 38) is planned for fall 2016.

Line 15x has been re-routed to travel only along El Colegio Road, rather than along the narrow side streets of Isla Vista. Line 15x provides service between SBCC and UCSB/Isla Vista. Evening service on this route has been enhanced.
View an MDC flyer with map here.

Three new, long-awaited buses have been put into service on Lines 12x, 15x and 24x. These 60-foot articulated buses have a 40% larger passenger capacity.
Transportation Services
Bureau of Automotive Repair, Data Acquisition Device (BAR-DAD) smog-testing equipment has been put into service for year 2000 and newer vehicles.

We support University & community water-saving initiatives by reducing washes on most vehicles to windows & interiors only.

Updating above-ground fuel tank to comply with the latest APCD air quality regulations.

Vehicle Rentals
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Why rent from Transportation Services?
Transportation Services provides clean, safe and reliable vehicles to meet the transportation needs of University departments. Backed by a team of excellent mechanics, we provide cost-effective short-term and long-term rentals. Vehicles range from sedans to multi-passenger vans and Suburbans. Rates depend on the type of vehicle and length of rental.

How to contact us
Reservations 893.2924
Garage 893.3692 or 893.8119
FAX 893.8327

Please visit the Transportation Services office during our business hours, Monday–Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

Vehicle rental rates
Vehicle Description
Pay per Mile
Unlimited Miles
Daily Rate4
Daily  Rate  Weekly Rate1 Monthly Rate2 Mileage Rate3
Sedan, Focus/Cruze $30.00 $180.00 $600.00 $0.30 $48.00
Sedan, Malibu Hybrid $32.00 $192.00 $640.00 $0.32 $50.00
Sedan, Prius Hybrid $32.00 $192.00 $640.00 $0.28 $50.00
9-passenger, 4WD
$42.00 $252.00 $840.00 $0.52 N/A
8-passenger, 4WD
$56.00 $336.00 $1,120.00 $0.52 N/A
Box Truck with
Lift (13.5' L x
7.5' W box)
$55.00 $330.00 $1,100.00 $0.65 N/A
Minivan, Astro
$40.00 $240.00 $800.00 $0.46 $80.00
Minivan, Dodge Caravan
$40.00 $240.00 $800.00 $0.40 $80.00
$42.00 $252.00 $840.00 $0.50 N/A

1 Weekly rate is 6 times the daily rate.

2 Monthly rate is 20 times the daily rate.

3 Mileage rate includes gasoline at a current cost of $3.00/gallon and use of a credit card when necessary. Mileage rate may be adjusted quarterly depending on changes in cost of gasoline.

4 Unlimited mileage rate does not include gasoline or use of a credit card. Unlimited mileage rate per week is 6 times the daily rate; per month is 20 times the daily rate.

Unimproved Road and Off-Road Travel
Your signature on a “Primitive Road/Off-Road Agreement” is required if you plan to take one of our rental vehicles onto an unpaved or unimproved road, or drive to Mexico.

Click here to view the terms of the agreement. At your option, you can fax or mail us a signed copy before you pick up a vehicle. Our fax number is (805) 893.8327. Our mailing address is:

Transportation Services
Mail Code 1040
UC, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93106

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