PATCO 'quiet car' program extended

The PATCO commuter rail line will extend its "quiet car" program past June 1 while agency officials gather customer feedback. The three-month trial run of the program, which bans cellphone talking in the last car of all weekday trains, will be continued until a survey of passengers is completed.

To offer an assessment, go to http://www.ridepatco.org/survey/index.html on the PATCO website during the next three weeks. If responses are positive, the program will be made permanent, PATCO officials said. — Paul Nussbaum