The photographer — an unidentified Metro bus driver- had this to say:
“No, not all bus drivers hate cyclists. Some of us actually bike to work. This picture was actually taken on a fairly light day. Also, it was taken later in the afternoon after some drivers from the morning had already left. On the clearest days, the bike racks are pretty full. There are plenty of us who bike year round too.”
Bike to Work Barb had sent me this picture, and expressed curiosity about how many STA drivers ride to work. I contacted STA but they said it’s not something they are able to track. I know from talking to the drivers on the routes that I ride that at least a handful bicycle.