Quiet cars cause conflict in New Jersey

Posted on January 10, 2011

MATAWAN, N.J. — Since last week, when New Jersey Transit extended its quiet commute program — with the first and last cars designated as quiet during weekday peak-hour trains — to many of its highly traveled lines, passengers have gotten into arguments over whether any talking at all, even whispering, is allowed in the cars, The New York Times reports.

One passenger asked a conductor to disable the automated announcements, which inform riders of impending stops, as well as the conductor's work radio, saying it was "unnecessary noise." For the full story, click here.


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