A veteran says he was denied a ride on a New Jersey Transit bus because of his service dog.
Daniel Wright, who served 11 years in the Marines and Army, suffers from PTSD. He doesn't go anywhere without his pit bull service dog, Tank.
The Purple Heart recipient said he has never had any issues traveling with Tank since he moved to Newark. However, that all changed this week for Wright when he tried to board a bus with his dog.
Wright said that the bus driver told him that dogs weren't allowed on the bus. He told the driver that Tank is a service dog and permitted to be on the bus with him.
The bus driver reportedly refused to allow Wright to board the bus with Tank, stating that "he didn't care."
Wright said he filed a formal complaint with NJ Transit, and officials said they have launched an investigation into his claim.
NJ Transit also released a statement that, in part, reads, "Service animals are permitted on board all of our modes: bus, rail, light rail, and Access Link, and we take our responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act very seriously."
Wright was able to get on another bus with Tank after showing the driver his military ID.
Wright said Monday morning on "Fox and Friends" that his service dog has changed his life.
"I love Tank," he said.
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