Commuter Rail Reports (9/1/15 - 11/6/15)

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) of Massachusetts.
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From: Mary Connaughton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Daily Operations and Mechanical reports filed by Keolis Commuter Services to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority dealing with mechanical failures, equipment assignments out of the ordinary, the availability of service equipment, and the reasons for equipment unavailability between September 1st, 2015 and November 6th, 2015, in digital format.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mary Connaughton

From: Krupanski, Susan

Please see attached in reply to your public records request.

Records Access Officer

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From: Mary Connaughton

Hello, one quick clarification please -
For the fourth document we received, Trains Off Plan Sept 1-Nov 6 2015, there is little to tell us what this data is documenting. Do the entries in this spreadsheet this include cancellations, severe delays, and other delays? Some combination of these? Something else entirely?
Thank you!

From: Krupanski, Susan

Your request for clarification has been sent to Railroad Operations for follow up. I will let you know their response.

Thank you.

From: Krupanski, Susan

Dear Ms. Connaughton,

Railroad Operations has advised that the fourth document was in response to your request for “equipment assignments out of ordinary.”

The report is the list of equipment assignments that were not consistent with “planned” equipment assignments and thus resulted in penalties i.e. resulted in a shortage of seats, decreased staffing, etc. I hope this responds to your request for clarification.

Susan Krupanski

Records Access Officer

Hello, one quick clarification please -
For the fourth document we received, Trains Off Plan Sept 1-Nov 6 2015, there is little to tell us what this data is documenting. Do the entries in this spreadsheet this include cancellations, severe delays, and other delays? Some combination of these? Something else entirely?
Thank you!
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On Nov. 19, 2015:
Please see attached in reply to your public records request.

Records Access Officer

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On Nov. 10, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Daily Operations and Mechanical reports filed by Keolis Commuter Services to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority dealing with mechanical failures, equipment assignments out of the ordinary, the availability of service equipment, and the reasons for equipment unavailability between September 1st, 2015 and November 6th, 2015, in digital format.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mary Connaughton

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