Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
SEPTA welcomes service animals in training on the SEPTA system. We offer opportunities for both group and individual training trips, and welcome use of the Accessible Travel Center by trainers.
For individual training trips, we suggest that you contact us to discuss the trainee animal's first couple of trips. We can work with you to develop individual orientation and familiarization trips. After the initial travel, individual trips usually require no further special efforts and go smoothly. As discussed in SEPTA's Service Animal Policy, be aware that when traveling with a service animal in training, you may be asked to verify that you are a service animal trainer or affiliated with a training organization. SEPTA recommends, but does not require, that service animals in training wear identifying gear.
Group trips must be arranged in advance. Typically, group trip requests must be submitted to SEPTA at least two weeks ahead. We suggest you plan such trips off-peak to reduce stress for the trainee animals. To make a trip request for either group or individual travel, begin by completing and submitting the following form. Staff will contact you within 3 working days.
Service Animal/Service Animals in Training Policy | click here
Useful Service Animal Training Tips | click here
Service Animal Training Sessions
SEPTA welcomes group and individual training trips for service animals in training. To find out more, fill out our service animal training request form.