The Seattle Public Transportation Authority says it’s in the process of acquiring a new transporter for its bus fleet.
It’s called the TransitDog, a vehicle designed to whisk dogs between two public transportation hubs.
The TransitDog is the first dog transporter to be built and the first transit service in the country to use it, the authority says.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer first reported on the new transport.
TransitDog will begin operations this fall, with an initial fleet of about 1,000 vehicles.
The authority says it plans to make it available in every major city in the Puget Sound region.
The transporter’s interior is made of a special composite material, which makes it more rigid and durable than conventional transportation vehicles.