Attached to the e-mail you sent to Senator Gladden, was the response of Paul Widefeld, MTA Administrator. Mr. Widefeld explained that MTA is ordering buses with bike racks but needs more funding to retrofit existing buses.
During the special session, the legislators approved $400 million a year for transportation. Much of that money is earmarked for specific projects. However, a representative of Mr. Widefeld's office assured me that $1 million will be used for bike racks. It should be a year before this project is completed.
Senator Gladden thanks you for taking the time to share your concerns with her.
Jacqueline M. Greenfield
Senator Lisa A. Gladden