Emily from IRidetheHarlemLine, working her deep bench of conductor contacts, has gotten her mitts on the Shhh! cards that Metro-North conductors will hand out when riders inevitably break the rules of the quiet cars that launch Monday.
Emily is doubtful the concept will fly. She opines:
A businessman that gets on the train and insists he needs to have a cell-phone conference call. As the train is packed, the only available seat is in the quiet car. Because he’s paid Metro-North several hundred dollars for a monthly pass, he feels he deserves that seat, and the fact that it is in a quiet car doesn’t concern him.
She’s therefore tweaked the cards a bit to better reach scofflaw riders.