Sunday, March 12, 2017

Railroad relief stop

The other evening, when our Empire Builder stopped at Minneapolis/St. Paul Union Depot, we found the nation's only railroad-station service-dog relief facility—several trays of artificial turf slotted between protective railings at one end of the long platform. Naturally Trooper anointed the faux fireplug immediately.

It would be nice if every major railroad passenger terminal had such a facility. We're not holding our breath, however. Although federal law provides that every airport with more than 10,000 passenger loadings a year must have a relief station located inside the TSA security area, it's taking an unconscionably long time for compliance.

But it's the right thing to do.