i got word that there will be a meeting of the mta regarding allowing bicycles on the subway in october, i believe. i fee that a ruling against bikes on the metro may, in the future, garner support against bikes on the buses, and so on/so forth. blah blah blah... infringements on the rights of cyclists in los angeles, the forging of anti - bike laws and what not. in leiu of the recent arrests at critical mass in new york... i'm thinking that the the mta is not quite 'public' transportation, and although it's available to the public, it is a private corporation. it may be a stipulation of the bus contracts to provide bike facilities on buses. if the bus and the trains are owned by the the same company, what's to stop them from re-working their current busing rules? i agree that there is a difference between manuvering a bike through the metro crowds and plopping a bike on the front of a bus, but i know how public support of a private endeavor can sway the opinion of lawmakers in general. what do you say?