the health code says NO, there for, it's NO. a large majorty of animals people keep as pets are banned within the city.I'm not really sure what you're referring to. The health codes in many American cities (European cities are another matter) ban animals inside restaurants, supermarkets, etc--I've never heard that it has anything to do with trains. For one thing, what about trains that pass through a number of different municipalities with different health codes? And anyway, if animals were banned from trains by the health code, the NYC subway couldn't allow them in bags, could it?
I'm sure people do bring their ferrets on the subway in bags, crates, etc--in spite of the idiotic city ordinance that they aren't allowed as pets here. But I'm talking about dogs on leashes, and those are allowed on the Metro North, which means dogs on leashes riding trains is not banned by any health code relevant to the 5 boroughs.
the Transit museum keeps a cat, the one that lived there while I worked there was litter box trained, but he still went on the floor at the main enterance. what's to say a dog won't get confused at an outdoor station.Mine never did. And what's to say it wouldn't happen at a Metro North station, most of which are outdoors? They're still allowed on Metro North trains and platforms--also on trains and platforms all over the world. It's obviously not any kind of problem.
the TA is not being mean,Never said the MTA was being cruel to animals. I'm saying they're being cruel to themselves, and to their riders, by ignoring a great untapped revenue source, which could prevent at least some loss of service in future.
this is what the law says.You don't even know what the law says. For example, if it's an unbreakable law that dogs outside containers aren't allowed on trains in NYC, then how come dogs outside containers are allowed on the Metro North?
change the law, then try to convince the TA.I'm honestly not sure who precisely has to be convinced--whether you'd have go through the city council, or whether the MTA could change the rule on its own authority, but again, this isn't about blaming anyone. It's a dumb rule, and it should be changed.
Why should it drop what it's doing to worry about your dog getting around?Money.
and yes, I've had a dog, and yes, I ride the subway. for the record, I haven't seen or smelled the results of a person taking a leak in a long, long time.Lucky you.
I've never seen or smelled the results of an animal going on a train, even though thousands ride the subways every day--mainly in bags, but that would still smell pretty bad, you know.
Now, if you need to respond again, would you please at least take into account the undeniable facts? The MTA lets leashed dogs ride on the Metro North--they can board in any station, including those within the city limits. This would obviously be a huge problem if the dogs were peeing all over the place. And in fact, a huge number of rail systems around the world allow dogs on a leash.
The MTA is gasping for air now. I'm simply pointing out a handy oxygen tank. People would gladly pay extra to bring their dogs on the subways during offpeak hours. It would be an easy change to implement, using existing Metrocard machines, and could be promoted cheaply with signs and billboards on the platforms and trains.
Anyway, thanks for bumping the thread, man.