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All aboard! Project for new train depot in Santa Barbara County gets $5.56 million state grant

City of Goleta
Artist's rendering of planned new Goleta Train Depot.

Construction set to start later this year on Goleta Train Depot Project.

A project to build a major new train depot in Santa Barbara County has received a huge state grant.

The Goleta Train Depot will be a state of the art facility which will link train, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian passengers. It will be built next to the existing Amtrak platform on South La Patera Lane.

Goleta had already received more than $18 million in state transportation funding for the $25 million project. Now, there's word the city is getting an additional $5.56 million from the state for the efforts.

Design work is already underway on the transportation complex. Plans call for work to start by the end of the year.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.