I have to admit, there was a time when loading my bike on the bus was intimidating. What if I take too long? How do I get it on there? Will it really stay on?
A: You won't, it's easy and YES.
All ya' do is:
1). pull the rack down (probably gotta squeeze the lever)
2). plop your bike in the wheel wells
3). tug on the spring-loaded thinger
4). and snug that down on top of your wheel, close to your brakes/frame (see picture in video)
I don't even have to take my panniers off! (So long as they're not loaded down too heavy). I do take my Light & Motion lights off, though. While they are very weather-proof, they're not cheap.