National Transit Database submittals (Pioneer Valley Regional Transit Authority)

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Pioneer Valley Regional Transit Authority of Massachusetts.


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, 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.


Tom Nash


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 19, 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: Pioneer 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: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. MacInnes,

In case you don't get the chance to return my call today, I thought I'd drop you a line directly. In response to your August 12 letter regarding the NTD submittals, I was wondering whether the PDF format documents might be sent electronically rather than printed out in full? We are much happier receiving electronic documents, when possible, and it sounded like this was how they were submitted to NTD.

Thank you for your assistance!

Shawn Musgrave

From: Pioneer Valley Regional Transit Authority

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

From: Pioneer Valley Regional Transit Authority

A copy of documents responsive to the request.