Service animals are always welcome on Frankfort Transit buses

What is a Service Animal?

Under Department of Transportation (DOT) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations at 49 C.F.R. Section 37.3, a “service animal” is defined as “any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items.”

Rules for pets and comfort animals

Pets, including comfort and therapy animals, are not permitted on Frankfort Transit buses or at bus stops

Rules for Service Animals

If you plan to bring your Service Animal on Frankfort Transit, it must:

  • Be on a leash or in a closed carrier, remain under your control, and behave appropriately

  • Remain at your feet. The Service Animal may not sit on a vehicle seat or in a lap

  • Not be aggressive toward people or other animals

  • Be housebroken. You are responsible for any damage or soiling caused by the Service Animal

Per FTA guidelines, Frankfort Transit operators and staff may ask the following:

  1. Is the animal's service required because of a disability?

  2. What task has the animal been trained to perform?

Knowingly misrepresenting a Service Animal my result in an assumption of liability and/or loss of access to Frankfort Transit services