Consultant fees

Adam Vaccaro filed this request with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) of Massachusetts.


From: Adam Vaccaro

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Data showing annual spending from the Authority on consulting fees for reports or other professional services, from 2005 through the current fiscal year.

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 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Adam Vaccaro

From: Krupanski, Susan

Mr. Vaccaro,

It is my understanding that the MBTA sent you a reply to this on May 4, 2016. If this is not correct, please advise. Otherwise, kindly acknowledge receipt of the requested records.

Thank you

Records Access Officer

From: Adam Vaccaro

Yes, I received this. Thank you -- apologies for the prior automated responses.