Communications with Waymo

Graham Rapier filed this request with the Department of Transportation of Arizona.
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From: Graham Rapier

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Communications between the Department of Transportation, and employees on its behalf, with Waymo (an Alphabet/Google subsidiary) concerning its self-driving taxi program between January 1, 2015 and December 14, 2018.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Graham Rapier

From: Department of Transportation

Your request for public records has been received and is being processed. Record requests are processed in the order in which they are received and can take up to 30 days or more to fulfill depending on the request and the amount of research required. You will be contacted when your records are available.


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From: Department of Transportation

Dear Mr. Rapier C/O MuckRock News,

We are in receipt of your public records request to the Arizona Department of Transportation dated December 14, 2018. Please be advised that we are currently processing your request and will require an additional 30 days to fulfill your request.

Please confirm that this extension is acceptable and we will contact you as soon as your records are available.


Victoria Pettit
Public Record Specialist, Sr.
1324 N. 22nd Ave. MD128A
Phoenix, AZ 85009

From: Graham Rapier

Hi Victoria,

Thanks for your response -- the extension is acceptable and I look forward to the full response.

Graham Rapier
Transportation Reporter, Business Insider

From: Department of Transportation


I have the documents gathered for your public records request on Waymo.
There are about 900 pages of documents. I can arrange to send them to you.
The cost is 25 cents per page. Alternatively, you could come down to
inspect the documents here.

Let me know what you would like to do.

*Ryan Harding*
*Public Information Officer*
Arizona Department of Transportation