Memoranda and correspondence related to "swipers"

Noah McClain filed this request with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), New York City Transit of New York.

It is a clone of this request.

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Due July 13, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Noah McClain

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Emails sent or received by following individuals in their capacity as officers and employees of the MTA, between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2014, in which the subject line contains any of the following non-case sensitive terms: “swipers”, “swiper”, “selling swipes” or “mattocks”

Devitto, Michael A.
Linden, Amy
Moakler, Robert G.
Martiesian, Joshua C.
McKinney, Jesse A,
McGill, Deidra A
Schreibman,Lisa A
Eastman, James
Mistry,Jay N
Shaw, Dale
Roberts, Howard
Gaito, John
Reuter, :Larry
Schreibman, Lisa

Please include any memoranda, report file attached to these emails in which the title, subject, or file name contain any of those same terms.
My request should not be construed to include duplicate copies of any material -e.g. one copy of an email will suffice for sender and all receivers, as will one copy of any attachment.
I request to inspect or receive these materials in increments of forty pages, and to be notified once 50 pages of material responsive to this request have been identified, and every 50 pages thereafter.
Please advise me of the appropriate time during normal business hours for inspecting these records prior to obtaining copies.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Noah McClain

From: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), New York City Transit

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.


Hi Mr. McClain:

This email is regarding your Foil Request No. 22965 (Incident # 180614-001599).

Can you please verify that the following individuals are NYCT Employees, or if these are their full names, correctly spelled:

Eastman, James
Roberts, Howard
Reuter, :Larry


Manpreet Kaur
Deputy Freedom of Information Law Officer
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From: Noah McClain

Dear Mr. Kaur,

Thanks for your response. I hope these notes and middle initials add clarification:

Eastman, James A.: Was Director of MetroCard Security until the late 2000s.

Roberts, Howard H: Was President of New York City Transit from 2007 - 2009. His appointment to the position was announced on this official MTA press release:

Reuter, Lawrence G. : Preceded Howard Roberts as President of New York City Transit from 1996 until January, 2007. His resignation was announced in the following official MTA press release:

I hope that clears up any confusion.


Noah McClain

From: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), New York City Transit

Thank you for clarifying. We will conduct a search and get back to you.


Manpreet Kaur

From: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), New York City Transit

Dear Mr. McClain:

I am still working on your request, and will contact you when the records, if any, have been prepared. As of now, the estimated date of completion remains to be 10/18/2018.

Thank you,