So any more info on whether this is real or not? It's all over the net, but every one I've found traces back to the Post article. Lots of people repeating the same story doesn't make it more reliable.
I googled "Rabbinical Council for Public Transportation", it only found this story. But I googled Rabbi Shimon Stern (“They’re very nice,” ... “Very cute. It’s very practical.”) and found him in a story
about separate seating on the bus where his organization is called "the Rabbinical Transportation Committee", and googling that found an article
saying they had called for "ladies, seminary students and Bais Yaakov girls to closely adhere to halachic guidelines while using all public transportation, even if it is not running as a Mehadrin line.", objecting
to the Jerusalem light rail. I didn't quite understand the issue there, but it's been discussed here
before. They also called for people to choose movie-free flights and to visit the Kotel
early in the morning or late at night to avoid crowds that could create immodest situations.
I also found this
that says the committee represents the views of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, Hasidic leaders, and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and that ROY's son R Yitzchak Yosef is a member of the committee. Or it could all be a hoax by a loon (or a prankster) with a fax machine. It could be that everything up to now was legit but this is a joke.
But what's suspicious is that there's no info on where to buy the personal mechitza.
: without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between sincere extremism and an exaggerated parody of extremism
If not now, when? Because I have lunch plans.
Purple is indeed very important
The Uncertainty Principle. It proves we can't ever really know... what's going on. So it shouldn't bother you. Not being able to figure anything out. Although you will be responsible for this on the mid-term. - "A Serious Man"