My grandfather, an otherwise elegant man, was a devoted fan of sightseeing buses. He acknowledged their faults, but insisted that there is no better way to get an overview of a new city, its history, and its main attractions. In time, I learned to agree. A bus, moreover, is a great alternative for tourists on soggy days, or as a break when you’ve walked your feet into stumps. Here’s the problem, though: While some hop-on, hop-off bus companies allow you to board … Read more
Posts tagged ‘subway’
I’ve singled out NYC in the title of this post because I hear about this issue in connection with that city’s subway — and here’s why: The rules for bringing a pet onto the New York City subway say only that your pet must be “enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.” They do not include the words “small” or “lap.”
New Yorkers have noticed both of those things, and they search for … Read more
Reader Simone’s reference, in a recent post, to taking Spock, her Cavalier, on Berlin’s subway and buses reminded me that Dog Jaunt has a collection of posts about public transit pet policies, and Berlin needs to be on it.
Berlin’s public transit menu includes rapid transit and commuter trains (U-Bahn and S-Bahn), regional trains (Deutsche Bahn’s Regionalbahn and Regional-Express), trams, buses, and ferries.
The BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe) operates the U-Bahn, the city’s trams and buses, and much of the ferry system. Small … Read more
Last week I told you about maps4pets.com, a site that hooks you up with pet-friendly places to stay in the U.K., and this week I learned about another feature of the site: When you click on “Pet Friendly Accommodation” in the menu bar, you bring up not only a map but also a “featured accommodation” button. Right now, the featured property is the gloriously luxurious Milestone Hotel in London — you really have to read the post, because if I … Read more
Back in November I described Chloe’s wardrobe, in case you wanted to know what jackets I’d found useful for her. She’s not a particularly fragile flower, but rain jackets are a big help in Seattle, and she also has a couple of coats for really cold weather. In that post, I mentioned that I was still looking for a rain jacket that Chloe could wear in warm weather, and I recently found one that … Read more
The Maryland Transit Administration (or “MTA Maryland”) operates local bus, commuter bus, subway, light rail and commuter rail systems in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. A customer service representative told me that on all forms of transportation, small dogs in carriers are allowed on board, for no additional fee.
I am updating this post as of today’s date, 5/16/16, since there’s too much more info to give you than a parenthetical can hold. The MTA’s website now includes parts of its … Read more
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
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has three main pieces: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates an elevated and subway rail system (the “L,” or “El”) and a bus system in Chicago and nearby suburbs; Metra operates a commuter rail service between Chicago and northeastern Illinois; and PACE operates a suburban bus system.
The CTA allows small dogs in carriers on the El and on CTA buses, with the following provisos: the carrier must be small enough to … Read more
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
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