Boston bus bench removals

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) of Massachusetts.


From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) Work orders for all MBTA bus stop benches in the city of Boston that have been removed since Jan. 1, 2014.

2) All communications since Jan. 1, 2014 -- including attachments within emails -- between MBTA employees and employees of the Boston mayor's office and/or Mayor Marty Walsh regarding the removal of MBTA bus stop benches within the city.

I also ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist employed by the Lowell Sun newspaper and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purposes.

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.


Todd Feathers

From: Todd Feathers


It has been 10 business days since I submitted this request. That is the deadline for fulfilling a public records request under newly-enacted state law.


From: Krupanski, Susan

In reply to your public records request, please find existing responsive documents.

Thank you

Susan M. Krupanski
Assistant General Counsel
MBTA Law Department
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116