So, you want to take your bicycle on an MTA bus? Bike racks are provided on many buses, subject to the following rules:
- Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading bikes onto the racks.
- Drivers do not get off the buses to load or unload bikes.
- Bikes are not allowed to be carried onto the buses and must be placed on the racks only.
- Bike racks carry two bikes at a time and are used on a first come, first served basis.
Instructions for Loading and Unloading Your Bike:
- Get the operators attention before loading and unloading.
- Remove loose items from the bike.
- If the bike rack is empty, squeeze handle to release latch and fold down rack.
- Only load your bike from the curbside or in front of the bus. This is for your safety.
- Lift your bike into the available wheel slot. Use the furthest slot from the bus.
- Raise and release the support arm over the top of the front tire, not on fender or frame.
- As you near your stop, notify the operator that you will be removing your bike.
- Raise the support arm off the tire. Move the support arm down out of the way.
- Lift your bike out of the rack.
- Return the rack to the upright position if there is not another bike on the rack.
Caution: Use bike racks on MTA buses at your own risk. MTA is not liable or responsible for loss or damage to bicycles or personal injury that may occur as a result of use of the racks.