VTA Bus & Highway 17 Express

VTA buses and Highway 17 Express

 
Bike  Loading VTA has equipped all buses with exterior bike racks that can accommodate up to two bicycles. Most Highway 17 Express buses have racks that can hold up to three bicycles.

On VTA and Highway 17 Express, up to two bicycles may be allowed inside the bus subject to the driver's discretion and passenger loads. Bicycles are not allowed inside the bus on the Dumbarton Express.
 

Exterior bike rack loading and unloading instruction

 
Loading:
  • Before the bus arrives remove all detachable items from the bike, such as bags, air pumps, and water bottles.
  • Always load and unload your bike from the curb side of the bus.
  • If the rack is stowed, squeeze the silver release handle on the top and lower the rack from its upright position.
  • Lift your bike into the rack, putting the front wheel where indicated on the rack. (The first bike in the rack should be loaded in the position furthest from the bus.)
  • Pull the support arm up and over the front tire as close to the frame as possible. The support arm should rest securely on the front tire only, not on the bike's frame.
  • Board the bus and pay your fare (or show your Tower Card with Eco Pass). Sit as close to the front as possible, to keep your bike in view at all times.

Unloading:
  • When approaching your stop, let the bus driver know you will unload your bike and then exit through the front door of the bus.
  • Lift the support arm from the bike's tire and lower it to the magnet on the rack.
  • Take your bike out of the rack.
  • If the rack is empty, raise the rack up against the bus.