GOLETA, Calif. -

U.C. Santa Barbara and the Metropolitan Transit District are partnering up to add more bus routes to and from Campus.

Bus routes 12X and 24X take riders from downtown Santa Barbara to the UCSB campus and Isla Vista and back.

Hours of operation will extend to reduce wait times. Campus officials said a new Goleta-Isla Vista-UCSB route - Line 38 - is also planned. It is proposed to run from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Monday through Friday, and to 10:45 p.m. on Saturday and 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. This new bus line will have wait times between 15 and 30 minutes, and it will be free for UCSB students, faculty and staff with photo IDs.

This bus line could be in service as early as the fall of 2016, depending upon occupancy of the proposed San Joaquin student housing project.

The extra hours and changes are set to take place by August 2015.