IDOT safegraph contractors follow-up

Bennett Cyphers filed this request with the Department Of Transportation of Illinois.
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20-0556

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From: Bennett Cyphers


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts or written agreements with contractors, subcontractors, or consultants that worked with Safegraph data on behalf of IDOT;

All presentations, marketing materials, or proposals by contractors, subcontractors, or consultants relating to the use of data from Safegraph;

All privacy policies, memoranda of understanding, data-sharing agreements, or terms of use applying to contractors, subcontractors, or consultants who accessed Safegraph data on behalf of IDOT;

All technical documentation, guides, presentations, or policies describing access to, storage of, or use of data acquired from Safegraph by IDOT or any contractors, subcontractors, or consultants working with IDOT.

For reference, here are the two previous FOIA requests about Safegraph:
1. https://www.muckrock.com/foi/illinois-168/safegraph-104966/
2. https://www.muckrock.com/foi/illinois-168/untitled-105281/

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,

Bennett Cyphers

From: Department Of Transportation

Per my previous response, the procurement of SafeGraph data is for the big contract called: IL Statewide Travel Demand Model (TDM) Development study. It is a 3-year contract which includes a lot of moving parts. Project team collected Statewide traffic data, network data, employment data etc to be incorporated into the model (TDM). The Department developed and contracted the TDM and consultant contracts with Safegraph. Unfortunately, I have no additional information to provide.

If you consider anything in this response to be an unwarranted denial of your FOIA request, you have the right to submit a request for review by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General to:

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Fax: 217-782-1396
E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us>

If you choose to submit a request for review, you must do so within 60 days after the date of this response letter. The request for review must be in writing, signed by you, and include a copy of your FOIA request and this office's response. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a). In addition, you have the right to seek judicial review of this response. 5 ILCS 140/11(a),(b).

Barb Smith
Illinois Department of Transportation
Office of the Chief Counsel, Room 317
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
Office: 217-782-5633
Barbara.j.smith2@illinois.gov

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