National Transit Database submittals (Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority)

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority of Massachusetts.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

2012 and 2011 National Transit Database submittals, in full

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

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 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marketing

Hi Tom,

I apologize for the delay in response to your request. It had been sent to the Junk Mail folder by our firewall system. In order to get this information you will need to write a letter to the Administrator requesting the information as well as explain why you are requesting it. Once we receive it, the Administrator will respond to your request.

The letter should be mailed to the following address:

MVRTA
Attn: Joe Costanzo
85 Railroad Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01835

Have a great day,

Marketing at MVRTA

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

This is a request for public records under MGL -- by the legal requirements of that statute, I do not have to submit any justification for my request. My original request itself compels release of records unless legally exempted from release.

Given the delay in acknowledging my request, I ask you to begin processing it right away or pass it to the component within MVRTA that has the authority to respond to such requests.

Thank you.

From: Marketing

Tom,

The administrator is the one who can respond to this. He needs a written request sent to his attention in order to respond.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

The MGL requires all Massachusetts agencies to accept requests for public records by email. I am now cc'ing Mr. Costanzo, MVRTA Administrator, directly. Please advise his office of the delay in responding to this request.

Thank you.

From: Joe Costanzo

Hello: As the Public Records Law does not proscribe a method of request it is the policy of this office that a letter of request be sent for any document that falls under the Public Records Law-upon receipt of this letter you will be notified within 10 days if the requested information is available and if so the cost of assembly and forwarding-Please direct your request to my attention-Thank You

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Costanzo,

The Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records in the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office indicates that writter requests for public records "may be made by mail, facsimile or email." For clarification of public agencies' responsibilities regarding public records requests, please see "A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law," available online at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf.

As this request has already fulfilled the last requirement of email submission, I request again that your office move forward with processing this request.

Respectfully,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: MuckRock

Administrator Costanzo,

Please find enclosed a letter which we have sent by mail along with a check for the requested documents.

Thank you!

From: Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Joe Costanzo

Hello: No offense, just waited for your check to clear the bank which it has-CD is ready and will be placed in today's mail-

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