Transit Ambassador Program

Philip Halin filed this request with the Department of Transportation of Massachusetts.
Tracking #




From: Philip Halin

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications—including, but not limited to, all reports, letters, notes, memos, emails—sent or received by Stephanie Pollack with the key words "transit ambassador," "Block by Block," or "McBride," in either title, content, or metadata.

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.


Philip Halin

From: Diaz-Gonzalez, Nelly (DOT)

Dear Mr. Halin,

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is in receipt of your Public Records Request dated September 11, 2017.

Attached please find acknowledgment letter for your records.
Best Regards,

Nelly I. Diaz-Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant II
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Office of the General Counsel
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116

From: Marvin, Patrick (DOT)

Good afternoon -

We received your public records request.

Please provide a time frame for this request so we can proceed forward.

Thank you,

Patrick Marvin
Communications Office
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Cell: (617)-894-6553
Office: (857)-368-8909

From: Philip Halin

Mr. Marvin--

The time frame for the aforementioned records search would be within the calendar year 2017.


From: PublicRecords, MassDOT (DOT)

Mr. Halin,

Attached please find our response to your public records request.


William J. Doyle, Esq.
Records Access Officer/massDOT
Office of the General Counsel
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 368-8752


From: Philip Halin


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

Philip Halin