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Construction on Campus
Mesa Road construction from Los Carneros Road to Stadium Road has been completed. The road is open to campus traffic in both directions.

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

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.

Los Carneros Road southbound on & off ramps are set for early 2016 opening. While the ramps are closed, the bridge crossing the Union Pacific Railroad is being replaced. More project info here.
MTD Service Changes
Service changes since last August include re-routing Line 15x to travel along only 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
Updating above-ground fuel tank to comply with the latest APCD air quality regulations.

Acquiring new vehicles to enhance rental service to the campus community: 5 sedans (2 Ford Expeditions, 1 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2 economy) and 2 12–passenger vans.

Transportation Alternatives Board (TAB)
The Board’s purpose
The Transportation Alternatives Board (TAB) was formed in 2004 to advise the Chancellor on alternative transportation issues. The Board devises programs to enhance cost-effective and convenient transportation to and around campus, proposes ways to fund programs, and counsels on the allocation of funds.

The Board is comprised of nine members, of which three each represent faculty, career staff, and the student body.

Current members
Chair: Open
Vice Chair: Bernie Kirtman
Faculty Board Members: Roland Geyer, Bernie Kirtman, Sally MacIntyre
Staff Board Members: Mo Lovegreen, Mike Rogers, Linda Williams
Student Board Members: Nikki Calderon (RHA President, RHA Rep), Deepti Kannapan (GSA Rep), Kyley Scarlet (AS VP–Internal Affairs, AS Rep)

Ex officio members
Marc Fisher, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services (email:
UCSB Staff: Robert Silsbee, Interim Director, Transportation & Parking Services
Representative, Sustainable University Now (S.U.N.): Eva Inbar
Chair, Parking Ratepayers Board: Chuck Haines

Next (or most recent) Board meeting
Date: TBA

Mailing list
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Past recommendations
Meeting summaries and attachments
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