Speed violations along Commonwealth Avenue

Jasper Craven filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Jasper Craven

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

A record of speed violations along Commonwealth avenue over the past one year

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jasper Craven

From: Estrada, David

August 15, 2013

Jasper Craven
requests@muckrock.com
Muckrock

Dear Mr. Craven:

Pursuant to G. L. c. 66, § 10 (b), this correspondence is to confirm receipt of your request for documents that are potentially in the possession, custody or control of the Boston Police Department. Specifically, you have requested information under the Freedom of Information Act about the following:

A record of speed violations along Commonwealth avenue over the past one year

We will contact you as soon as possible with our findings, and will send you a cost estimate for your requested materials if fulfilling the request is expected to exceed $10.00, per 950 C.M.R. 32.06(1); 950 C.M.R. 32.03; M.G.L. c 66 § 10(a).

Please be advised that we research each request in the order it was received, and it may take longer than ten days to be fulfilled. If your request requires a substantial amount of research, reviewing and redacting, fulfilling the request will take a significant amount of time. Please plan accordingly.

Thank you,

Cheryl Fiandaca
Bureau Chief
Bureau of Public Information
Boston Police Department
617-343-4520

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Estrada, David

Hi Jasper,

I've been told that the BPD does have copies of all speeding tickets for each district, however, they are not categorized by street. I also checked with the RMV, and they have an electronic version on all BPD tickets issued, but they do not categorize by street either.

From just one district (Alston/Brighton), it is estimated that it will take approximately 60 hours to search through the tickets and segregate the Commonwealth Avenue speeding tickets. Again, this is only one section of Commonwealth Avenue. The rest falls into the Back Bay (District 4) and would be approximately an additional 60 hours.

A cost estimate to pull this all together would be approximately $1,200.

Please let me know how you would like to proceed.

From: MuckRock

Mr. Estrada,

Would it be possible to obtain a copy of all speeding tickets, and MuckRock can pull the tickets of interest out of the database itself?

Thank you.

From: Estrada, David

Hi Jasper,

Just to give you and idea D-14 (Allston/Brighton) wrote 7,710 moving violations for 2012 and the database doesn't include streets so each one of these citations would have to be looked at and copied. Again, the cost to you would be in the thousands. Is this request for a news story? Wondering how/if we can make this work for you.

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