Motorcycle Safety Fund Data

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Registry of Motor Vehicles of Massachusetts.
Tracking # 16-0380
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

* Any reports, fact sheets or other documents that document the number of motorcyles registered each year in the past 10 fiscal years. Only the first responsive document found is requested.
* A copy of any budgets or summary reports that detail the amount of money remitted to the Motorcycle Safety Fund each year in the last 10 fiscal years. Only the first responsive document found is requested.
* Any accounting of the expenditures from this fund by year for the last 10 fiscal years, including receipts, reimbursements, budgets and regular reviews done of this fund.

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.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: Registry Motor Vehicles

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: West, Donald (DOT)

To Whom It May Concern:

Once I have the exact cost to provide this request I will let you know. I have been informed that it will be time consuming to gather the requested information.

From: MassDOT

From: Michael Morisy

Hello Mr. West,

We'd like to reduce the scope of the request to FY '08-'12 and whatever is available for '13. We would also like to add to the request any memos or reports documenting why money was removed from the fund.

If you could send us a new cost statement reflecting those changes it would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Tom Nash, working on behalf of Michael Morisy
MuckRock

From: West, Donald (DOT)

Mr. Nash,

I will revise your request, however I do want to clarify one point and that is that there is "No Motorcycle Safety Fund". We will provide the amount of dollars that has been budgeted and expended for the Motorcycle Safety Program. If this is still something you are interested in then we will proceed.

From: Michael Morisy

Thanks for the clarification. Was there ever such a fund? What's the last year that it was active?

Thanks

Tom

From: West, Donald (DOT)

Mr. Nash,

There was never such a fund. Prior to 11/1/09 all monies went into the Highway Fund and from 11/1/09 all monies went into the state General Fund and the allocation for the Motorcycle Safety program comes out of MassDOT non toll operating budget.

From: Michael Morisy

Hi Mr. West,

It sounds like it would be best to just replace the references to Motorcycle Safety Fund in the request with Motorcycle safety program. If you could continue processing the request with the reduction in scope and the additional query that would be appreciated.

Thanks

Tom

From: West, Donald (DOT)

Mr. Nash,

Once I receive the amount it will cost for the reduced amount I will let you know.

From: West, Donald (DOT)

Mr. Nash,

One last item. If you only want the budget and expenditure we can print that out and there will be no charge. If you want all the docs that what we will charge for. Please let me know what you would want.

From: Michael Morisy

We'd like an estimate for all the documents.

Thanks

Tom

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: West, Donald (DOT)

To Whom It May Concern:

I am waiting for the new cost of your request. Once I get the numbers I'll send a new invoice over.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Transportation

From: Mary Connaughton

To Whom it May Concern,

We would like to revise our request. Please provide us with the number of motor cyclyes registered in the Commonwealth in 2014 and 2015 and the budget and the detail of all expenditures made with respect to the Motor Cycle Safety Program in 2014 and 2015.

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.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mary Connaughton

From: DaSilva, Sofia (DOT)

Good afternoon,

Please see the attached.

Respectfully,

Sofia DaSilva
Paralegal Specialist
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Office of the General Counsel
10 Park Plaza | Suite 3510 | Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-368-8777
Fax: 857-368-0615
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From: DaSilva, Sofia (DOT)

Good morning,

The department is working on compiling the information requested.
Hopefully by the middle of next week I will have the information.
Sorry for the delay.

Thank you
Sofia

From: DaSilva, Sofia (DOT)

Good morning,

Attached please find the public records information you requested.

Respectfully,

Sofia DaSilva
Paralegal Specialist
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Office of the General Counsel
10 Park Plaza | Suite 3510 | Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-368-8777
Fax: 857-368-0615
Sofia.dasilva@dot.state.ma.us<mailto:Sofia.dasilva@dot.state.ma.us>
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From: Mary Connaughton

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Mary Connaughton

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