Bicycles

Traveling with Bikes on MTA Vehicles

Every MTA bus has a bike rack and we encourage bike riders to use our buses to complete their travel, subject to the following rules:

  • Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading a bike onto the rack.
  • Drivers do not get off the buses to load or unload bikes.
  • Bikes are not allowed on the buses and must be placed on the bike racks only.
  • Bike racks carry two bikes at a time and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Instructions for Loading and Unloading a Bike

Step 1

  • Get the bus driver’s attention before loading and unloading your bike.
  • Remove loose items from the bike.
  • If the bike rack is empty, squeeze the handle to release the latch and fold down the rack.

Step 2

  • For safety purposes, only load your bike from the curbside or in front of the bus.
  • Lift your bike into the available wheel slot. Use the farthest slot from the bus.
  • Raise and release the support arm over the top of the front tire, not on the fender or the frame.

Step 3

  • As you approach your stop, notify the bus driver that you will be departing and removing your bike.
  • Raise the support arm off the tire. Move the support arm down and 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 a bike rack on MTA buses at your own risk. MTA is not liable nor responsible for loss or damage to bicycles and/or any personal injury that may occur from use of the bike racks.

  • Proper attire is expected, to include shirts, shoes and pants.
  • Language on any public transportation vehicle should be appropriate and respectful.
  • Foul language will not be tolerated and MTA reserves the right to remove unruly, uncooperative, or impaired passengers              from the bus.
  • No destruction of property is tolerated.
  • No littering or throwing anything inside or out of a bus.
  • No eating, drinking or smoking.
  • No weapons or alcohol.  
  • No soliciting.
  • No gambling.

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