CTA Cell Phone Jammer Sparks ‘Quiet Cars’ Debate

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CTA Cell Phone Jammer Sparks ‘Quiet Cars’ Debate

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A CTA rider in Chicago has been charged with a felony for jamming the cell phone signals of his fellow passengers on the Red Line so that he could enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.

It got the Morning Shift team thinking: Should there be so-called “quiet cars” on ‘L’ trains? How would it work?

WBEZ’s Jenn White talked with listeners about whether they think it’s a good idea and how they approach noisy situations in the confines of a CTA rail car.