The article seems to cut off.
One thing I noticed in London is that they have bike specific storage space on the trains. You can pedal to the station and lock your bike up or take it with you and at the other end pedal or walk to your destination. They also have places to lock up your bike at the office buildings.
So, commuter trains are more prevalent and they have planned ahead for bi- mode commuting.
Outside of a few racks on the front of busses, there is very little to no storage for a bi-mode commute where I am and 45 miles one way is too far to reasonably commute.
America really isn't set up for bike commuting the same way Europe is.
We will have to do it differently here.