Uber/Lyft Contracts (Chicago Metra)

Lauren Gurley filed this request with the Chicago Metra of Chicago, IL .
Multi Request Uber/Lyft Contracts
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From: Lauren Gurley


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Public reports show that rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have contracts with public transportation authorities (https://nytransit.org/resources/transit-tncs/205-transit-tncs, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/technology/uber-train-bus-public-transit.html). Therefore, we request the following records from all trains stations in your jurisdiction:

1) All rules, regulations, presentations, PowerPoint files, flyers, signs, and other guidance about the use of staging areas, bathrooms, monetary investments, or the subsidizing of rides, by rideshare and taxi drivers (Uber, Lyft, Via, black car companies, etc.).
2) Copies of all complaints, suggestions, emails, or other communication about your stations that mention “rideshare,” “driver,” “taxi,” “Uber,” “Lyft,” “Via,” "ride-hail," "dispatch," "TNC," "for-hire vehicles," and "black car".
3) Contracts with any Lyft, Uber, Via, other rideshare companies.
4) Any photos or videos taken by the authority or submitted to the authority of staging areas or restrooms intended to be used by rideshare drivers.
5) Cleaning records for bathrooms used by rideshare drivers. Health inspections associated with these bathrooms.
6) Any communications related to promotional materials, discounts, “free rides,” integration (API or otherwise) with Lyft, Uber, Via, other rideshare companies.
6) Any communications, including emails, text messages, formal and informal agreements, and contracts with employees or representatives of Uber, Lyft, Via, about staging areas, restroom and facility use by their employees, contractors, or rideshare partners.
7) Any internal deliberations, emails, presentations, meeting notes about the above issues.

The requested files will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and tech site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and for the request to be filled on a rolling basis.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lauren Gurley

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lauren Gurley

From: Chicago Metra

Dear Ms. Gurley:

Metra’s FOIA Department (the “FOIA Department”) received your request for information on August 17, 2020, and is processing it in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. (“FOIA”). The FOIA Department will be treating your request as being for commercial purposes under the FOIA, unless you can demonstrate that it is not. Please be advised that this only allows the FOIA Department more time to respond to your request (21 business days) and in no way infringes on your rights within the FOIA. Your Response due date is September 16, 2020.

While the FOIA Department strives to provide the requested records on or before your scheduled due date, please know that many of our departments are operating with a diminished number of staff due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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From: Chicago Metra

Dear Ms. Gurley:

Below is a link to Metra’s Response to your above-mentioned request for records. Access to your records will expire on the date noted below.

FOIA Officer
547 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60661
P: 312-663-3642 | E: FOIA@METRARR.COM
Metra is an essential resource that safely and reliably connects individuals to the things that matter most in their lives — their work, their homes and their families.

Documents per your FOIA request are now available for download. The link to transfer your file(s) will expire on Friday, February 5, 2021 12:00 AM

https://foiaftp.metrarr.com/?ShareToken=30EA8F48ED14A3422D306F1785708E99B8B8DB90

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