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Traveling by St. Louis public transit with a small dog

Photo by Andrei Niemimäki

Metro operates bus (MetroBus) and light rail (MetroLink) systems in and around St. Louis, MO. Only service animals are allowed on Metro’s buses and trains.

Madison County Transit (or “MCT”), operates a bus system in Madison County, IL, located to the northeast of St. Louis. MCT also operates a weekday express bus service connecting Madison County with downtown St. Louis, as well as a regional bus service connecting Madison County with MetroLink and downtown St. Louis.  … Read more

Taking the Dungeness Line to the Olympic Peninsula with a small dog

I saw a “Dungeness Line” bus in downtown Seattle for the first time yesterday, and I hurried to Google to find out more about it. It turns out to be an Olympic Bus Lines route providing two trips daily between Port Angeles, Sequim, Discovery Bay, Port Townsend and Kingston and several destinations in Edmonds and Seattle (the Edmonds Amtrak station, the Seattle Greyhound station, the Seattle hospitals, the Seattle Amtrak station and Seatac Airport).

Olympic is an independent agent of Greyhound,  … Read more

Traveling by London public transit with a dog

Photo by Salim Virji

Getting to London with a small dog isn’t easy (though the PETS scheme has certainly made it easier), but once you’re there, you’ll be able to take your dog on all forms of public transit. The types of transit included under Transport for London‘s umbrella include the Underground (“tube”), buses, the Docklands Light Railway (“DLR”), river boats, the tram, and the London Overground rail system.

Dogs, either on leashes or in a carrier, are allowed on  … Read more

Breeze Bus from Portland to Bend with a small dog

The Central Oregon Breeze (or the “Breeze Bus,” as it’s known in my family) is a daily bus service between Bend and Portland, with scheduled stops in Redmond, Madras, and Gresham (and additional stops by arrangement). It’s a reasonably-priced way to get from beautiful Bend to the Portland airport or train station, and small pets in carriers are permitted on board: “Pets that are 15 lbs. and under are allowed to travel with an owner by reservation.” The Policy page has  … Read more

Hampton Jitney with a small dog: Buses from Hamptons to NYC, Boston and beyond

It’s an old-fashioned name for a remarkably extensive bus service: Hampton Jitney sends its buses and luxury buses from the Hamptons in Eastern Long Island to New York City, to Boston, around New England on tours and chartered trips, and to Florida.

Dogs are not allowed on board the buses traveling to Florida, but they are otherwise welcomed: You can travel with your pet “as long as your pet is in a D.O.T approved carrier that you are able to carry  … Read more

Traveling by Houston public transit with a small dog

Photo by eflon

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas (“Metro” or “MTA”) operates bus lines, express bus lines, and light rail in Harris County. The city plans extensions to the light rail lines and the addition of a commuter rail system. The consensus appears to be that cars are still a necessity in Houston, but there’s hope for the future — and the public transportation that exists is clean and pleasant.

Metro’s pet policy is as follows:  … Read more

Traveling by Minneapolis-St. Paul public transit with a small dog

Photo by Ron Reiring

Metro Transit operates buses in and around the Twin Cities, and it also runs the Hiawatha Line light rail connector from downtown Minneapolis to Bloomington and the Mall of America (by way of the airport). It will soon add commuter rail to its offerings, since the Northstar Commuter Rail Line will soon begin running trains from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis.

Metro Transit’s pet policy, according to the customer service representative I spoke to, is that small  … Read more

Traveling by Atlanta public transit with a small dog

Photo by Steve Hardy

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) operates buses and rapid transit trains in Atlanta and Fulton County, with additional service in DeKalb and Cobb counties. There is a MARTA train station at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), in Clayton County. MARTA’s pet policy [PDF] states that “small pets confined to rigid pet carriers with locks or latches” are allowed on board.

Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS) operates buses in Cherokee County, and provides commuter service to  … Read more

Traveling by Los Angeles area public transit with a small dog

Photo by Ron Reiring

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA, MTA or “Metro”) operates buses, bus rapid transit, light rail and subway lines in L.A. County.

The bus services include Metro Local, Metro Rapid and Metro Express. LACMTA also operates the Orange Line, a bus rapid transit system connecting Warner Center and the North Hollywood Metro Red Line subway station in the San Fernando Valley. LACMTA also runs three light rail lines (Gold, Blue and Green) and two subway lines (Red and Purple). More  … Read more

Traveling by Portland (OR) public transit with a small dog

TriMet offers bus, light rail, commuter rail, and streetcar services in the greater Portland area. TriMet buses operate in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. MAX light rail links Portland with the communities of Gresham, Beaverton and Hillsboro, and with the Portland airport. Westside Express Service (WES), the commuter rail line, connects Wilsonville, Tualatin, Tigard and Beaverton. The Portland Streetcar “connects the South Waterfront, Portland State University and Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in NW Portland.”

TriMet also runs the Vintage Trolley seasonally, on Sunday afternoons:

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