Bikes on Trains

Chicago Metra heavy rail commuter train on track with trees in background.

Chicago Rail Will Allow Bikes on All Trains

Metra will make its Covid-era bike policy permanent and install bike racks to accommodate more bikes on train cars.

January 31, 2024 - Streetsblog Chicago

Is it a COVID Car or Mask-Optional Car? Rail Commuters Decide

A midwestern commuter rail line found a unique, if controversial way to achieve 100 percent mask compliance on its trains: Set aside one car, though preferably not the bike car, for riders who opt to travel maskless.

September 28, 2020 - Streetsblog Chicago

BART System

BART's New Trains: Back to the Drawing Board to Make More Room for Bikes

BART is readying its "Fleet of the Future," which includes adding more room than originally designed for bike storage.

June 1, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

Multi-Modal Commute

D.C. Metro Allows Bikes At All Hours

The agency hopes that allowing more bikes on trains will boost ridership for both.

January 7, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Bike Amtrak

Amtrak Becoming Bike Friendlier

It's still not bike-friendly, but it's getting better. The Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington joins a small list of routes allowing for "roll-on, roll-off," though reservations and a $25 fee may apply.

August 29, 2015 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bike-Friendly Commuter RR Gets Bike-Friendlier

Mission Accomplished! Bike advocates had been lobbying Caltrain for a guaranteed two-bike car capacity ever since the first 'bike bump' occurred. The train San Francisco-San Jose has had a bike-friendly reputation since a 1992 pilot program.

June 4, 2011 - San Francisco Examiner

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