Santa Maria has been added in the rescale update of ATS, so it is not required to visit the city for the achievement "California dreamin'".
The city includes a Bitumen and a Sell Goods depot, as well as a Voltison Motors and a Wallbert store. Facilities there are a gas station and a service shop. In addition, one can find a Sunshine Crops farm just outside the city.
Further north, a Coastline Mining depot located along SR 58 is associated with Santa Maria. During the Operation Big Sur event, a Mud Creek Slide depot located along SR 1 was also associated with Santa Maria, although it was geographically closer to Santa Cruz.
The runs from US 101 north of Santa Maria to Bakersfield to the east.