Train 313: ST. LOUIS, MO - KANSAS CITY (AMTRAK-UNION STATION), MO Depart 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 20, 2017

Andrew William Woodward filed this request with the Missouri Department of Transportation of Missouri.
Tracking # R002817-090717
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Andrew William Woodward

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All records, communications, or memoranda pertaining to an incident occurring on Train 313: ST. LOUIS, MO - KANSAS CITY (AMTRAK-UNION STATION), MO on the date of Depart 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 20, 2017

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Andrew William Woodward

From: MoDOT Open Records Center

Dear Andrew:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the Missouri Department of Transportation.  Your request was given the reference number R002817-090717 for tracking purposes.

Missouri Department of Transportation
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From: MoDOT Open Records Center

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST, Reference # R002817-090717

Dear Andrew,

Thank you for your request for documents from the Missouri Department of Transportation dated 09/07/2017.

In our effort to respond as quickly as possible to requests for documents, we have specifically identified many documents that can be released immediately.  If the documents you have requested are on that list, your request has been sent to that location where that file is kept and you will receive the information very quickly.

However, the Open Records statutes provide some instances where records should be closed; therefore, if the documents you have requested have not been predetermined to be Open Records, your request is currently being reviewed to see if litigation or statutory provisions require the records to be closed.  Should that be the case, we will promptly advise you citing the reason for closure and the specific provisions of the law under which access is denied.

Because we are a decentralized agency with records being retained both in our central office here in Jefferson City and in our seven district offices located throughout the state, we anticipate that reviewing your request to determine if the records are open and locating and copying the records could take as long as fifteen working days.  I want to assure you, however, that the process we use is an electronic one, and in many cases we are able to send the documents in a shorter period of time.  Should we find that we will not be able to get the records to you within fifteen working days, we will contact you again to tell you the reason for the delay.

While we generally waive all costs for requests that involve little search and few copies, we do ask, in keeping with the statutes, that where time involved in locating the records and the volume of information is not minimal, that you pay only the actual costs involved.  You will be notified of the estimated charges prior to the expense being incurred.

Should you have any questions regarding your specific request or our process, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Sincerely,

Pamela J. Harlan
Secretary to the Commission
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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST, Reference #R002817-090717

Dear Andrew,

Thank you for your request received by the Commission Secretary on  9/7/2017 regarding the following:
"All records, communications, or memoranda pertaining to an incident occurring on Train 313: St. Louis, MO - Kansas City (AMTRAK-Union Station), MO on the date of Depart 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 20, 2017.(please see attached request letter)"

This office has reviewed your request.
The records that you have requested are exempt from disclosure under Missouri’s Public Records law for the following reasons:
Railroad incident reports and/or notifications are closed records under the SSL per section 610.021(14) pursuant to 23 USC section 409, and sections 622.400 and 622.617, RSMo.

For these reasons, your request for these records is denied.
All charges associated with this request have been waived.  Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please let me know directly by contacting me at (573) 526-4695.
Sincerely,
Gari Luttrell
Senior Paralegal
Chief Counsel's Office
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