Port Authority Transit buses have had a face lift. The entire fleet of buses had been outfitted with mounted bike racks. The installation of the bike racks should open up a wide variety of recreational opportunities for cyclists. For example, city dwelling mountain bikers will now have easier access to urban trails such as those at Frick Park which are considered the best mountain biking trails available inside the city limits. You could ride to the trail, but a lot of times mountain bikes aren't suitable for riding on city streets. So being able to jump on a bus and take your bike to the trail is pretty huge.
Conversely, city cyclists can now easily head to the suburbs and ride beautiful country trails or experience portions of the Montour Trail that may not have been easily accessible before. The buses can also transport those looking to pedal the Great Allegheny Passage to trailheads in McKeesport and Duquesne.
For suburban cyclists who may fear city meter readers or shy away from the high price of a city parking garage, the bus bike racks make it easy to access the city trails. A lot of people come into the city on the weekends to ride the trails. Every bus goes to Downtown and the trail system starts there, so that just makes life very easy for all biking enthusiasts.