MBTA Public Records Law Request

Katonio Butler filed this request with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) of Massachusetts.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Nathanael King

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any correspondence, e-mail communication, memos, documents or agreements sent or received between the MBTA and/or MassDOT since January 2015 using the terms “Smiley first”, “Pogorelc”, “William Griffin”, “Joe Hanley”.

Please include all e-mails to or from recipients with e-mail addresses beginning with “Jhanley” and/or “Wgriffin”, and/or e-mail addresses ending in “@coreinvestmentsinc.com”.

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 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.


Katonio Butler

From: Williams, Simone (DOT)

Good Afternoon Julie,
The MassDOT Department of Transportation has received another letter addressed to the MBTA.
Please look this over. I would appreciate your guidance in this matter.
Thank you in advance.

Simone J. Williams
Office of the General Counsel
Administrative Assistant
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116

From: Jacks, Ulysses (DOT)

Katonio Butler: Please be advised that the MassDOT Access Officer does not have access to any documents relating to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to effect compliance with your request. Therefore, there are no documents in the possession of the MassDOT Records Access Officer that it can produce to effect compliance with your request. Please be further advised that you should direct your request for MBTA documents to the MBTA Records Access Officer and not the MassDOT Records Access Officer. Moreover, you need to clarify what precisely you are referencing in your request MBTA and/or MassDOT