The U.S. Is One Step Closer To Allowing Pets On All Major Transit

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

February 18, 2015

If you’re a wanderlust like me, and also happen to have a dog, taking trips via bus/plane/train with your pup is NOT an easy task. Very few travel options allow dogs and the ones who do, have restrictions as long as a doxie’s body.

So when the Huffington Post recently reported that Amtrak is working on allowing dogs on certain routes, our hearts leaped like an excited little pooch.

packing dog

According to The Huffington Post, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted on a bill that, amongst a bunch of other things, requires Amtrak to test a pilot program allowing dog and cat owners to ride certain trains.

This will come with certain restrictions of course. For instance, all pets must remain in regulation size travel carriers. Additionally, passengers traveling with pets will have to pay a pet fee, the amount of which hasn’t been disclosed yet.

They even plan on having a dedicated car in passenger trains for travelers with pets!


You can read the details of the program here.

For now, we’re just happy an important conversation regarding travel with our BFFs is being discussed!


Featured Image via VR

H/t Huffington Post

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

February 18, 2015