Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Can You Imagine A Bus With A Bunch Of Dog Heads Hanging Out The Window?

Would you let this adorable face on the bus if you were a driver? How could you say no? This is Fergie, who belongs to our IT guy Tony. And if some people in Idaho have their way, dogs like Fergie would soon be allowed to ride buses with their owners in cities like Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey.

Mountain Rides Transportation Authority is seeking public input on whether dogs should be allowed on its buses. Here's the article from the Idaho Mountain Express. And be sure to read the comments. There's some good stuff there about how dogs are better than snot-nosed kids any day, etc.

So how about it STA? Can I bring my Lily on the bus? What do you think, should dogs be allowed on buses in Spokane?


Holly said...

Well, what about folks who are allergic to dogs?

SRTC Staff said...

Exactly why they're asking for public comment on this topic. There are also people who are deathly afraid of dogs and some dogs that are too hyperactive or unsociable to be taken on public transportation. Maybe they could make a 'no dog section' on the bus. Although it would probably be like the old smoking sections in restaurants were. The non-smoking section was ten feet from the smoking section and not seperated by a wall or anything.

Holly said...

My family was able to go bowling together for the first time once the smoking ban came into effect. My now 14 year old son has asthma.
I think it's important to note that smokers can still go bowling, too. They just have to go outside for a smoke.
Sometimes allowing privileges for a few takes access from others.

katty said...

I found a hose throw costa rica homes for sale and I can´t wait more time to go there. But I never went before. So is important to me to know about the transportation in the country which is vey beautiful. How ever, I heard the transportations is really good.

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