Newtonville Commuter Rail 2019 Stair Outage Costs (Department of Transportation)

Robert Bono filed this request with the Department of Transportation of Massachusetts.
Multi Request Newtonville Commuter Rail 2019 Stair Outage Costs
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From: Robert Bono

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Summary cost data line items associated with the 8/22 Newtonville MBTA stair outage, including but not limited to:

- Total sum cost of shuttles and additional drivers to ferry riders between Newtonville and West Newton in both directions during the entire extent of the outage,
- Total sum costs associated with any accidents, "fender benders" or other atypical wear-and-tear sustained by any state-owned or state-operated vehicles or equipment used during and as part of the outage response,
- Total sum cost of any police or public safety detail assigned to work the area in or around the Newtonville station in response to the stair outage,
- Total sum costs, including any applicable taxes, fees, or penalties, of any materials, new or from inventory, used in the repair and reinforcement of the stairs,
- Total sum of any knock-on costs associated with delays caused by late equipment turnaround due to congestion at West Newton resulting from increased congestion at limited train entrances,
- Total sum cost of all labor, inspection and oversight taking place during the analysis, repair and approval of the repairs,
- Total sum refunded value of any Charlie cards or other prepaid fare returned to riders as a result of the station outage,
- Any other recognized or accounted ongoing cost increases resulting from the outage or the associated damage to the stairs, such as increased risk exposure or insurance premiums.

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.


Robert Bono

From: Department of Transportation

Dear Mr. Bono,

Please be aware that you have emailed the City of Boston
TransportationDepartment and BTD would not have records responsive to your
request. Rather than BTD, I assume that you intended to email either the
MBTA or the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. You will need to
contact those agencies directly.

Tracey Ganiatsos
Tracey C. Ganiatsos, Public Information Manager
Boston Transportation Department
# 617-635-4811


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