Amtrak Train

Starting Monday, Amtrak now allows passengers on some Northeast routes to bring a cat or small dog on board with them. The service is available on trips up to seven hours long, including Boston to Lynchburg, Newport News, and Norfolk, Virginia, on the Northeast Regional service lines, as well from Boston to Brunswick, Maine, on the Downeaster route. Passengers need a reservation to bring a pet, and it’s an extra $25. Pets have to be in carriers, and the carrier weight limit is 20 pounds, including the animal. — Read it at NBC Bay Area