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The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a comprehensive passenger train bill that in requires Amtrak to develop a pilot program that would, when feasible, designate at least one car where passengers may transport a dog or cat if the pet is in a kennel that can be stowed according to Amtrak’s requirements for carry-on baggage.

Read AKC’s previous legislative alert for more information on this bill.

HR 749 has now been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

AKC urges dog owners to support this measure and to contact your US Senators and ask them to support the Amtrak Pilot Program in HR 749 that would allow pet owners to travel on certain trains with their pets.

Visit and select your state under the “Find Your Senators” box at the top of the page to find the contact information for your senators.

Help support the Amtrak Pilot Program that would let passengers travel on certain trains with their pets.

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