Metro-North Railroad is launching a pilot program to offer its broadest tryout yet of bicycle racks on trains.
Judd Everhart, spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, said Metro-North will install two racks apiece on 50 cars by November.
Everhart said there is no timetable for a final decision if racks are fully installed.
Bicycles will still be banned at rush hour between 6:00 am and 10:00 am, and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Paul Hammer, a cycling advocate, said it's an incremental step. He said advocates are disappointed at still having to push for bicycles on all trains.