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INFORMATICS CENTER 155 EAST 50th ST., NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022, (212) 355-4481
Mr Wheatland
January 3, 1968

Mr. Robert L. Cummings, President
New York Airways, Inc.
P.O. Box 426, LaGuardia Airport Station
Flushing, New York  11371

Dear Bob:
I appreciate your letter pointing out the many unknowns about using helicopters as proposed in the SKYLINK presentation. It does seem to me that sorting freight onto moving barges would be an efficient way to handle a sizable portion of the enormous amount of freight that is now moved by truck within the metropolitan area...but it's only my imagination that backs me up on this, I'll have to admit. Until this is really studied, I'd better delete the helicopter part from the proposal.

I'm pushing my subway freight idea, though, because of the type of work it would create, Governor Rockefeller's interest in transportation and the subway additions that are soon to be constructed. Also, the Ghetto WaR plan, I believe, is one answer to help business leaders do what they seem to agree more and more needs to be done.

Will Player gas a copy of the SKYLINK which I think you suggested when we had lunch. I'm sending a copy of this letter to call to his attention that this use of helicopters is still in an unstudied idea form and therefore you cannot sponsor or approve of it as of this time.

I'll be happy to work with Dick Wheatland next week in studying this and other uses for your equipment during the night hours, and certainly hope we can come up with something worthwhile.

Best regards.

Carl Moller

c.c. Mr. Willis Player

informatics (ĭnʹfŏr·măʹtĭcs.), n. Direct, quick and dramatic communication of information, making the most effective use of ideas, words and visualization.

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Did not know how to get the symbols in the informatics definition on the bottom right — I found them in Windows Character Map

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