This week’s photo was taken almost three years ago from Stockholm’s Strandvägen, an elegant waterfront street stretching from Nybroplan to the English Church and the embassy quarter. What a gorgeous boat! No wonder the dog on deck is keeping a watchful eye on the photographer.
Walk along Strandvägen, or take the historic tram (No. 7 Djurgården line) to Djurgården, the island home of a wonderful collection of museums, parks and historic buildings. Pet dogs are allowed on Stockholm’s buses, trains and … Read more
This week’s picture was taken earlier this year on the Madrid metro. Photographer Hipnos was impressed with this Boston Terrier’s stare, and so am I.
Small pet dogs are allowed on board the Madrid metro, but they must be in a carrier (which, you’ll note, this dog is not). Pet dogs are also allowed on the Cercanías Madrid, the city’s commuter rail service, but they must be leashed and muzzled (carriers are not required).
And yep, I realize he’s not wearing a … Read more
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. The … Read more
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: “Customers … Read more
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 dogs … Read more
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 light … Read more
Photo by David Paul Ohmer
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) shuttles passengers around the Boston area by subway, bus, boat and commuter rail. The MBTA representative I spoke to said that “T” refers to all four transportation systems, which was news to me — I thought it was just the nickname of the subway. (Please note that poor Charlie was trapped on the “MTA,” which stands for Metropolitan Transit Authority and is what the MBTA used to be called.)
The … Read more
Photo by City of Seattle
King County Metro Transit has a long list of transportation services, but the ones you’re most likely to use are Seattle’s buses and the King County Water Taxi. Metro’s pet policy for its buses is as follows:
All dogs that are not service animals must be on leash.
Dogs are not allowed to occupy seats; they must remain either on the floor or sit on their owners lap.
Small dogs who remain … Read more
Photo by Rous
The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) runs Paris’s Métro, buses and the commuter-rail RER (Réseau Express Régional) lines. It also runs Paris’s tramway (connecting the 13th, 14th, and 15th arrondissements and the southeast suburbs) and the Montmartre funicular. The RATP’s policy regarding traveling with a pet is as follows (translated below):
“Les animaux ne sont autorisés sur les réseaux de transport en commun que dans les cas suivants:
Les animaux de petite taille, convenablement enfermés dans des sacs … Read more
Photo by David Paul Ohmer
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) pet policy for the Metro and for D.C. area buses is as follows:
The only animals that are permitted on Metrorail are service animals that assist people with disabilities. Pets are not permitted to ride Metrobus or Metrorail. However, a pet can be transported on Metrorail and Metrobus in a secure container as long as there is no possibility that the pet can get free.
My spirits took a … Read more