In a big urban city like Los Angeles, traveling with your pet can be challenging, especially if you use public transportation. It’s estimated that nearly 40% of Los Angelenos are pet owners, and most of them think of their animal as a family member. For pet owners who use public transit, Metro allows domesticated animals on all buses and rail lines. The service is offered at no extra cost if you follow these requirements:
1- Only small animals (usually dogs and cats) are allowed on buses and trains
2- Your pet must be fully contained in a hard-sided pet carrier
3- The carrier must fit on your lap or under your legs
4- Lastly, your pet should be well-behaved and quiet so that it doesn’t disturb the other passengers
Note: Service animals do not follow the same sets of rules.
If you have any questions, contact your local transit authority as many transit agencies don’t openly advertise their transit pet policies.