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Free Transit Rides for Service Animals & Trainers April 9

Twice a year, OCTA goes to the dogs with a free program that pairs service animals and their trainers with experience riding public transportation. One of the only programs of its kind in the country, OCTA’s Service Animal Training Day encourages participants to board and ride OC Buses and Metrolink trains again and again. When service animals are comfortable with the sounds, movement and layout of a bus or train, it increases the independence and confidence of their handlers.

Service Animal Training Day returns to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) on April 9, 2022. Service animal and therapy animal trainers, program alumni, and their friends and families are all invited.

Both online and on-site registration have been streamlined to reduce wait times. Learn more about the program and find out how to register here.