Articles From : SBCAG staff

  • Leaders Kicked Off the Olive Mill Roundabout Project on Friday

    Ccommunity leaders and elected officials celebrated the kick-off for the Olive Mill Roundabout project on Friday.

  • Preview the Upcoming Olive Mill Roundabout Construction

    Two upcoming meetings will detail the Olive Mill Roundabout construction that's scheduled to begin this November.

  • Santa Claus Lane Bikeway Constructions Starts Next Week

    The Santa Claus Lane Bikeway project will begin construction after Labor Day and run through summer 2023.

  • The Future of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Needs Public Input

    Community input is part of an effort to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, such as electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles throughout California’s Central Coast, including on or near the State Highway System, major freight corridors, and transit hubs. ​

  • CycleMAYnia Picks up Speed, EZBike Challenge Winners Announced

    15 in-person events and a countywide bicycle challenge exceeded expectations during the 13th annual celebration of national bike month.

  • Public Hearings on Highway 101 Congestion from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara

    An updated congestion relief draft plan for the U.S. 101 in the south coast adds local bike, pedestrian, bus, and zero emission vehicle improvements to several existing multimodal enhancements that are part of the U.S. 101 Carpinteria to Santa Barbara project.

  • Internet Access and Affordability Community Forums are Underway

    Ten community forums are underway throughout Santa Barbara County featuring panel conversations by various business, schools, non-profit and community leaders sharing their experiences, challenges and opportunities to improve internet speed and cost countywide. 

  • Community Asked to Test their Internet Access and Speed

    Results from a broadband needs assessment survey and speed test in Santa Barbara County will help identify opportunities to improve internet speed and cost. 

  • All-Electric, Zero-Emissions Intercity Bus Makes its Debut in Santa Barbara County

    Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, in partnership with the Caltrans, debuts Clean Air Express’s new battery-electric intercity bus.

  • Electric Bicycle Demo Program “EZBike Project” Gets Underway in Santa Maria

    Santa Barbara County Association of Governments brings electric bike program to Santa Maria for residents and commuters to try as a measure to reduce traffic and air pollution in Santa Barbara County.

  • 2020 Census Data Summary Report Released

    A look at U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census data provides an overview of population and demographic trends and shifts in Santa Barbara County.

  • Highway 154 Safety Committee to Meet on September 29

    Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Highway 154 Safety Committee announced they will convene a meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29 via zoom webinar.

  • Three Vacancies Filled on Measure A Citizens Oversight Committee

    Three community leaders were re-appointed to four-year terms on the oversight committee responsible for the accountability of the expenditure of an estimated $1 billion of Measure A.

  • Escrow Closes on Interregional Transit Facility Serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

    A $4.4 million investment helps secure a home for two interregional public transit services

  • Measure A 2020 Annual Report Shows Resilient Commitment to the Region

    SBCAG states the Measure A 2020 report shows resilient commitment to high priority regional and local transportation projects.

  • Electric Bicycle Demo Program Gets Underway

    SBCAG launches new program for local residents and commuters to try out various models of electric bikes for free as a measure to reduce traffic and air pollution in Santa Barbara County.

  • Final Regional Housing Needs Number 15 Percent Below Draft Figure

    SBCAG's upcoming board meeting includes consideration for 24,856 housing units as the final regional housing needs determination for local cities and county jurisdictions to plan to accommodate through 2031.

  • Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Board Elects New 2021 Leadership

    Holly Sierra, Mayor of Buellton, has been selected as Chair and four newly elected city and county representatives join the agency’s Board of Directors.