In 1993, a $24,000 TE grant installed bike racks on all buses in the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) fleet. The CATA system handles over six million rides per year, for seven separate townships and two boroughs, including State College (home of Pennsylvania State University). The bike racks allow nonmotorized travelers to conveniently reach bus stops from greater distances, expanding the number of origins and destinations served by the system without costly service increases.
TE funds have been used to install bike racks for dozens of transit agencies across the US. These popular low-cost projects make it easier for nonmotorized travelers to use transit. 42 similar bike-on-bus projects have been accomplished with TE funds in 17 states since 1992.
See the bike racks in action in a brief instructional video on the CATA website: http://catabus.com/HowToVideos/BikeRacks/index.html#
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