Lawmakers propose a ‘critter car’ for Amtrak
Posted May 23, 2013 3:44 PM CDT
By Rachel M. Zahorsky
Four House members have proposed a bill that would make Amtrak pet-friendly.
The measure calls for Amtrak, which currently only allows service animals that assist disabled train riders, to designate at least one locomotive car as pet-friendly, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports.
Allowing pet owners to pay a fee to bring kenneled cats and dogs on journeys of less than 750 miles would also help raise revenue for Amtrak, says the bill’s main sponsor, Rep. Jeff Denham of California, who frequently brings his dog, Lily, on airplanes, according to the report.