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Feedback requested for the Iteris article[edit]


Hello, WikiProject Transport. On behalf of Iteris, I am submitting a series of requests to improve the company's Wikipedia article. I've proposed some additions about the company's traffic- and transportation-related technologies, including their advanced traveller information system, lane departure warning system, and intelligent transportation system. I've received some feedback from one editor, who seems to be responding to all of the edit requests I'm submitting, but I'm hoping to get additional feedback from other editors, preferably those who are familiar with traffic and transportation.

Are there any project members who are willing to review my proposed additions, specifically the 2 short paragraphs seen here? Editors are welcome to review the previous requests, if interested, but really this comment is specific to the first half of the "Traffic and transportation" section seen in this draft article. Thanks in advance for any assistance and feedback. Inkian Jason (talk) 18:59, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

This request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 20:12, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Station in Yemen[edit]

Draft:Ayesha Aror is about a Yemeni taxi driver who died in 2013. The article say that a station in Aden, Yemen was named after her. I don't know what kind of station it is, but perhaps someone could find out enough information to determine whether the station is notable? WhatamIdoing (talk) 04:12, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

To the best of my knowledge there hasn't been a station in Aden since the 1920s. Murgatroyd49 (talk) 17:00, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Transport in Yemen#Railways suggests there are no railways at all in that country. Rcsprinter123 (sermonise) 20:17, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Not now there isn't, there used to be a metre gauge railway between 1916 and 1929. Ran from Maalla, the inner harbour at Aden, north past Sheikh Othman to Al Kudad, a distance of 29 miles. Murgatroyd49 (talk) 20:44, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Could it be a bus station? (It was named after a taxi driver, so I'd guess that non-rail transport would be a more likely idea.) WhatamIdoing (talk) 15:45, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Class-A Review of Goat Canyon Trestle[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Transport/Peer review . RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 16:20, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Proposal to retitle transport portals[edit]

Editors here may wish to be aware that there is a proposal to retitle a number of transport-related portals here. Bermicourt (talk) 19:34, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:59, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Some new articles on scooter-sharing.[edit]

I noticed that we didn't have anything about scooter-sharing, which was surprising to me. I've added Bird (company), Scooter-sharing system, and Travis VanderZanden, along with Category:Scooter sharing; electric kick scooter is currently a section in another article, but it might deserve to be split out into its own thing. I'd welcome feedback, help or pointers to anything important I've missed. (I'm especially curious about any data about whether scooters take modeshare away from carshare or from walking.) Thanks! grendel|khan 08:46, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Chicago Express Loop - rail or not?[edit]

Not sure whether this project is active, but I am unsure whether rail categories and content are appropriate in Chicago Express Loop. Can someone take a look.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:04, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Tricky. I gather it is a tunnel with concrete guide rails that individual electric cars drive down. There is no steering mechanism besides guide wheels following the concrete guide rails and the passengers have no input to the controls. I'd tentatively classify that as a light rail system similar to the rubber tyred light rail systems between terminals in many airports (eg Singapore).  Stepho  talk  22:45, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
Stepho-wrs, I am unsure if there are templates to add this article to. Template:High-speed railway lines, Template:USLightRail do not seem to include proposed lines.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 20:28, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Ah, I missed the 'proposed' part. The 'Proposed railway lines in Illinois' cat should do fine then. I wouldn't worry too much about it. If somebody removes it from the other cats because it is only a proposed line (not real yet) then worry about it then. Good chance nobody will remove it.  Stepho  talk  21:57, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

What car?[edit]

Guston Windmill 1913.jpg

Can anyone identify the motor car in the picture. Registration is D7113, which is Kent, UK. Radiator has a six-pointed star at top centre. Mjroots (talk) 17:45, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Could it be a Star? If so, what model? Mjroots (talk) 18:24, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Edward N. Hines[edit]

Currently the front page of Reddit. Very little references in the article, including the TIL aspect. Harizotoh9 (talk) 03:16, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Proper term for this horse-drawn vehicle[edit]

Bothell, WA - Country Village 09 - in front of Clock Tower Building.jpg

Presumably not a cart, because it has four wheels, but it seems a bit lighter than what I'd usually call a wagon. Is it just a light wagon, or is there a better word for this? (Please ping me if responding here -- I don't maintain a watchlist on en-wiki -- or feel free to edit the image file directly on Commons.) - Jmabel | Talk 21:14, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Carriage? @Jmabel: -Rcsprinter123 (articulate) 17:30, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Buggie? @Jmabel: Murgatroyd49 (talk) 19:46, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes, "buggie/buggy" is about right, though I usually think of those being a little more fashionable. - Jmabel | Talk 23:45, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Buckboard ?  Stepho  talk  00:33, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Main railway company in Italy[edit]

Hello everybody! I think it's the proper WikiProject page; the problem is that the main railways company in Italy (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane) needs further help; the templates in the article are very old. I started to help but any help is welcome. Lawtheagoraphobic (talk) 13:14, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Naming of articles about transportation accidents and incidents in the United States[edit]

I have started a discussion about the naming of articles about transportation accidents and incidents in the United States, specifically about whether or not to include the name of the state, at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject United States#Naming of articles about transportation accidents and incidents in the United States. As this proposal includes articles related to incidents relevant to this WikiProject, your comments are invited. Please comment there rather than here to discussion in one place. Thryduulf (talk) 00:50, 11 October 2018 (UTC)