But no! Thanks to clamoring drunks in beige trench coats everywhere, the Connecticut D.O.T. has come up with a new design for bar cars that should be ready by 2012, which will include more seats and, to the dismay of some regular commuter drinkers, less room for standing and mingling. Says Connecticut Rail Commuter Councilmember Terri Cronin:
[The old bar car was] like a big group party. You end up talking to all these people you never would have talked to if you were sitting in all these little social pods everywhere.