Topic : service animals

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C-TRAN employee raising guide-dog-puppy-in-training

Security and Safety | July 30, 2019

Will spend the next year raising a guide dog puppy in training in partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Keolis partners with group to train service dogs on commuter rail

Security and Safety | January 28, 2019

Exposes dogs to various sights, sounds and smells that they need to ignore as they maintain focus on their human partners.

April 5, 2017

From Mobility to Emergencies: Public Transit's Role

Transit’s role as a public service is much more than driving millions of riders — many of whom have no other transportation option — every day. Mass transit authorities can often be called upon to assist during an emergency event.

Sustainability| January 31, 2017

Foothill Transit, Cleveland RTA recognized for sustainability achievements

Public transit systems and businesses who voluntarily participate in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program pledge to implement processes and actions that create continuous improvements in environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Mobility| May 16, 2016

How to Involve Seniors, People with Disabilities to Make Your Transit System More Accessible

Transportation systems are encouraged to welcome seniors and people with disabilities who want to have a role on advisory committees, who provide input into local planning activities, and who volunteer as mentors or peers to other riders.

March 24, 2015

Therapy Dogs are 'Well-Prepared' Passengers on Transit

Seeing a canine passenger on mass transit is not uncommon, but the reasons why a dog might catch the train or hop a bus are varied (remember Eclipse, the Seattle Lab mix that uses the bus, often on her own, to get to the dog park?). Most public transit pooches are working —as K-9 officers or service animals. In the Philadelphia region, other animals — in approved carriers only—are permitted to ride the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s buses, trains and trolleys. However, a new pilot program underway by SEPTA allows registered therapy dogs volunteering at two Philadelphia hospitals to use two designated bus routes to travel to their sites.

Management & Operations| October 8, 2014

Portland Streetcar bans girl who brought killer pit bull onboard

The teen girl who brought a pit bull involved in a deadly fight onto the Portland Streetcar, which killed another dog, has been banned from riding the streetcar for 90 days.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

Calif.’s OCTA partners for service animal training

Working with Knott’s Berry Farm to help service animals and handlers get accustomed to navigating public buses. Handlers and service animals will have access to enter the theme park in order to train around large groups of people and various unfamiliar sights and sounds.
October 28, 2011

Training is for the dogs

For more than 15 years, OCTA has organized an annual training day for service animals and their handlers, allowing them the chance to ride the bus in a controlled environment. This year’s training took place on a recent Saturday at a nearby theme park and provided an opportunity for the animals to become acclimated to situations that are often crowded, loud and unfamiliar.

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