Bikes on Transit
For the most up-to-date info, see the Port Authority bikes on transit page.
Every bus in the Port Authority system provides a bike racks. Two bikes are permitted per bus.
Watch a short video on how to use the racks:
Tips on safely using these racks:
- Waive a bus down, wait for it to come to a full stop, then step in front of it to lower the rack.
- Before exiting the bus tell the driver that you have to get your bike. You don’t want the driver driving off with your bike, or worse, starting to drive off while you’re in front of the bus.
Bikes are allowed on the Port Authority’s light rail system – commonly known as the T – at all times in either direction. Riders may load/unload their non-folding bikes at high-platform stations only. Click here to view a light rail system map that identifies high-platform stations.
Two bikes are permitted per light rail vehicle and must be stowed in the designated wheelchair spaces. Of course, persons in wheelchairs have priority over bicycles.
Be sure to hold onto your bike securely while on the T and keep it clear of aisles and doorways. Bicycles must be walked at all times when accessing Port Authority T stations.
Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines
- Monongahela – One bike permitted at at time and must be stowed in upper level of wheelchair accessible car. There are no peak restrictions.
- Duquesne – Two bikes are permitted at all times. There are no peak restrictions.
If you experience any issues with bus drivers (reckless driving etc) or bike racks on buses (if one happens to be broken or a bus arrives without a rack), just follow these simple steps:
- Take down the four digit vehicle ID number, found on the back exterior or front interior of the bus, give that number to customer service.
- If you can’t get the four digit ID, be sure to get the bus route, time, and location of when you intended to board the bus (e.g. “the rack on the 54C route at 1:12 p.m. on South 18th Street at Carson Street…”).
- Contact Port Authority Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (put that number in your cell phone). Or send them a complaint. NOTE: If you want the Port Authority to respond to your complaint and follow up with you, you must let them know in your email or phone call, otherwise they won’t respond.
- If you’ve actually been hit by a Port Authority Bus, click here for advice on what to do.
Other Transportation Resources
- Oakland Transportation Management Association – Assists with information on commuting and transportation alternatives
- Consider joining or starting a BikePool. A BikePool is a group of riders who meet daily at a pre-determined location and ride together to work or back home. Group rides are safer, so new folks will feel more comfortable getting started. You can also use our message board to make arrangements with people to ride.