I was reading last night about the many fun things to do in Austin, including grazing at the fabulous (and dog-friendly) Sunset Valley farmer’s market, and it reminded me to call Austin’s Capital Metro this morning to find out about their pet policy. Cap Metro operates buses, streetcars, and now a brand-new rail line in the Austin area, but two separate customer service representatives told me that only service dogs are allowed on board. [Since I first wrote this post, Cap Metro has updated its site to include that rule.]
How unexpected, and how lame! I always think of Austin as the Seattle of Texas, so it really surprised and disappointed me to learn that Austin’s public transit system is not pet-friendly. Here’s one place where Austin needs to be weirder.
For other posts about traveling with dogs on public transit, take a look at Dog Jaunt’s handy guide!