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Traveling by Denver public transit with a small dog

Photo by DenverDwellings

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (“RTD”) offers bus and light-rail service in and around Colorado’s capital city. The system covers eight counties, and stretches between Boulder and Nederland in the west, Longmont in the north, Highlands Ranch in the south, and Aurora in the east. RTD also has a fleet of airport shuttles (“skyRide” buses) that carry passengers between the airport and Denver and surrounding communities, including Boulder.

Although RTD has a really admirable website, it took some digging to learn that pet dogs are allowed on board RTD buses and trains “if they are kept in a cage or container.” [7/5/11 Thanks to an alert reader, see below, I learned that the RTD’s pet policy is no longer on its website. I called today and learned that yes, pet dogs are still allowed on board RTD buses and trains, as long as they are in a carrier.]

For other posts about traveling with dogs on public transit, take a look at Dog Jaunt’s handy guide!