BROOKLYN - The MTA for the past year has been testing a pilot program that puts bicycle racks on city buses, and supporters say it's time for the program to become permanent and expand.

It's been tough for bike riders trying to make their way from Brooklyn to Staten Island as there are no bike paths connecting the two boroughs.

The MTA's Bike & Ride pilot program has put bike racks on two Bay Ridge to Staten Island bus routes: the S53 and S93. It was the first time the agency has installed the racks.

Supporters of the program say it has so far been a success and want it to be available for even more commuters.

The MTA is remaining tight-lipped about what's next, only saying that it is analyzing the data from the pilot program.