All policies and statistics re: reduced MBTA fares for students

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) of Massachusetts.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority policies and statistical information regarding the reduced fare program for students ( Please include, if possible, any lists of participating/eligible schools, statistical reports on the program, maps/guidelines used to determine eligibility, and demographics.

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, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Krupanski,

Thank you very much for your help on this request. I'm hoping that you can clarify something for me. What exactly is being designated by the numbers in the column marked "Stored Value"?

Best wishes,