Mass. Uber & Lyft Suspensions (Dept. of Public Utilities)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Department of Public Utilities of Massachusetts.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

–Number of Uber, Lyft, and other ride share drivers that have failed the state's background check. Please include all segregable data, including why they failed the background check. Please include if they were previously driving for Lyft before failing the state's background check. Please limit my request to Jan. 2008 to the date this request is processed.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Vanessa Nason

From: Department of Public Utilities

Good afternoon,

I am in receipt of your request below. Please be advised that the Department of Public Utilities does not consider this to be a public records request. I have attached the most recent information that we have responsive to your request.


Ryan Hawkins | Director
Transportation Network Company Division
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
1 South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110<>