This week, Amtrak announced that it would trial a pet program that would carry small dogs and cats in designated passenger cars (NOT luggage cars) between Chicago and Quincy, Illinois until November, 2014. Should the trial prove successful, they will consider lauching this program nationwide.
This is truly great news and long overdue. It is certainly exciting that pets may soon be able to travel with their owners by train in comfort in the United States. Of course, they will need to stay in their carriers. Amtrak’s price for this route is $25.00. Let’s hope it is successful!