Metra considering allowing small pets

You may soon be able to bring Fluffy along while riding the Metra.

The commuter rail line is considering allowing small pets in travel carriers. The policy change would bring Metra in line with CTA and other rail lines nationwide.

The agency will seek input from a citizens advisory board Friday.

The pilot program would be tried out on weekends on the Rock Island line from Chicago to Joliet.

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4 comments

  • Why Not?

    Frankly I don’t see why Metra shouldn’t start allowing pets on the train?
    Most trains I get on now a days are nasty already.
    There generally dirty all of the time.
    Besides not to forget to mention.

    The bathrooms and cars smell & look like a zoo on a daily basis & METRA already now charges like the cost of going to a zoo.
    Why not?

  • J. Rick Chvez

    You smell.
    Small animals huh? So if I put my tortoise on a leash I can bring it on the train? The METRA isn’t so ride the CTA on a daily basis… the things I have seen:
    Sex on the train
    Bum’s/Tweakers shooting up Heroin
    Women gulping down Chicago Style Hot Dogs
    Roaches
    Poop
    A small crocodile
    However I think I would take the crocodile over a train car full of Chicago Public Students. Metra riders small pets is a walk in the park than a day on the CTA.

  • Priscilla

    How about try it on all metra lines during the same hours you allow bicycles. Have the same rules for carriers as you do for baggage with the understanding that if your baggage barks it’s tail off you’re going to have to get off at the next stop.

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