Sum it up in 6: Are you on board with PATCO ‘quiet car’ test?

    In March PATCO will begin a three-month “quiet car” pilot program. In the last car of every train, electronic devices would be muted, and phone calls and loud headphones would be forbidden. Love? Hate? Sum up your thought in six words.

    On March 1, PATCO will begin a three-month pilot program designating the last car on all of its trains as a “quiet car” 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday. The company says a customer survey indicated a strong desire among riders to have a respite from a noisy commute.

    Do you like quiet cars? Do you think they’re effective?

    Sum up your reaction in sixwords in the comments below.

    At the end of the trial, PATCO will conduct another survey to measure the results and determine if the program should be continued or altered. 

    Rules in the new quiet cars would forbid phone calls, loud headphones and sounds from electronic devices — cell phone ring tones, video games, mp3 players.

    How do you rate the etiquette of public transit passengers in the region? Will you use the new quiet cars? Tell us what you think.

    For example:

    Even vibrate mode is too loud.
    Don’t tell me what to do!
    Do new rules include screaming babies?

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