Actual Factual: Are dogs or pets allowed on MARTA trains and buses?

MARTA police K-9 handler Deidre Dixon guides her K-9 at the Lindbergh Center MARTA station.

Credit: Andria Brooks

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MARTA police K-9 handler Deidre Dixon guides her K-9 at the Lindbergh Center MARTA station.

Credit: Andria Brooks

Credit: Andria Brooks

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Question: Are pets allowed on MARTA?


A simple enough question, with a simple enough answer.

Yes, pets can ride on the train. However, only service animals that assist people with disabilities are allowed to ride unconfined on MARTA trains and buses.

Other pets are allowed to join riders only if they are carried in a secure, rigid pet carrier with a lock or latch from which the animal "cannot escape," the website says.


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