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Traveling by public transit in and around Dublin with a pet dog

Dublin’s public transit is a mixed bag, from the standpoint of pet-friendliness. Put briefly, if you have a small dog, you will do well on commuter rail, the DART coastal train, and intercity trains; and you can likely get around by bus. Bigger dogs will face challenges and charges, and no pet dogs are allowed on LUAS (light rail).

Here are more details, with links to the services and to their pet policies:

Dublin Bus operates an extensive network of routes in and around  … Read more

America’s “best cities for public transit:” Pet policies for Miami, Milwaukee and Cleveland

This post was inspired by the results of a recent Walk Score survey, published in The Atlantic, listing the 25 “best cities for public transit” in the U.S. At the top of the list is New York, and Raleigh, NC is at the bottom. I’ve been researching the pet policies of major public transit systems since Dog Jaunt’s earliest days, and I’ve been happily surprised by the results. Most public transit systems do allow pets on board, though it has  … 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 Atlanta.  … 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 light  … Read more

Traveling by San Francisco/Bay Area public transit with a small dog

Photo by David Paul Ohmer

There are lots of providers of public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stick with me, and we’ll work through the most prominent ones.

First and foremost is Muni, or the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Muni runs bus, trolley bus, light rail, cable car and streetcar lines, largely within San Francisco city and county limits. Muni’s pet policy is as follows:

Non-service animals may not ride weekdays 5-9 am and 3-7 pm.
During the permitted hours,  … Read more