NYS "Texting Zones" (Thruway Authority)

Conor Skelding filed this request with the Thruway Authority of New York.
Tracking # F13-0299
Status
Completed

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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo's "Texting Zone" initiative, which changed rest signs to "Text Stop" signs along Thruway highways. I seek contracts and invoices both for the costs of the new signage itself, and also for manpower to erect it.

This project is published on Gov. Cuomo's website here: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09232013-governor-unveils-texting-zones

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: Thruway Foil Requests

December 31, 2013

Mr. Conor Skelding
MuckRock.com
DEPT MR 9692
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com

Re:FOIL Request No. F13-0299

Dear Mr. Skelding:

The Thruway Authority acknowledges receipt of your FOIL request dated December 22, 2013, seeking:

“Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo’s ‘Texting Zone’ initiative, which changed rest signs to ‘Text Stop’ signs along Thruway highways.”

We are performing a diligent search for the records you request. We will notify you of our progress on or before February 14, 2014.

Copies of responsive documents are available pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law Section 87(1)(b) & (c).
Regards,

Jill B. Warner
Records Access Officer
New York State Thruway Authority
PO Box 189
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12201-0189
518-471-5995
518-433-4962 (fax)
ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Ms. Warner,

Thank you for the update. I will await your February notification.

—Conor Skelding

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: Thruway Foil Requests

February 14, 2014

Mr. Conor Skelding

MuckRock.com

DEPT MR 9692

PO Box 55819

Boston, MA 02205-5819

Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIL Request No. F13-0299

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This letter is in response to your FOIL request dated December 22, 2013, seeking:

“Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo’s ‘Texting Zone’ initiative, which changed rest signs to ‘Text Stop’ signs along Thruway highways.”
Staff continue to perform a diligent search for the records you request. Once the potentially responsive documents have been located, staff must complete a thorough review to ensure that the documents are responsive to your request and not exempt from disclosure under NYS Public Officers Law § 87 (2). I will notify you in writing, on or before April 14, 2014, if the materials are available for release, or if additional time is needed.
Regards,

Jill B. Warner
Records Access Officer
New York State Thruway Authority
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12209
518-471-5995
518-433-4962
ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov<mailto:ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov>
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The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If this electronic message is from an attorney or someone in the Legal Department, it may also contain confidential attorney-client communications which may be privileged and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify the New York State Thruway Authority immediately by either responding to this e-mail or calling (518) 436-2700, and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: Thruway Foil Requests

April 15, 2014

Mr. Conor Skelding
MuckRock.com
DEPT MR 9692
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com

Re: FOIL Request No. F13-0299

Dear Mr. Skelding:
This letter concerns your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request dated December 22, 2013 seeking:

"Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo's 'Texting Zone' initiative, which changed rest signs to 'Text Stop' signs along Thruway highways."

Based on our continued review and with due regard for POL § 89 (3)(a): If circumstances prevent disclosure to the person requesting the record or records within twenty business days from the date of the acknowledgement of the receipt of the request, the agency shall state, in writing, both the reason for the inability to grant the request within twenty business days and a date certain within a reasonable period, depending on the circumstances, when the request will be granted in whole or in part, we anticipate providing a response to your request on or before May 27, 2014.

I apologize for the continued delay. Thank you for your courtesy in this matter.
Regards,

Jill B. Warner
Records Access Officer
New York State Thruway Authority
PO Box 189
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12201-0189
518-471-5995
518-433-4962 (fax)
ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov<mailto:ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov>

The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If this electronic message is from an attorney or someone in the Legal Department, it may also contain confidential attorney-client communications which may be privileged and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify the New York State Thruway Authority immediately by either responding to this e-mail or calling (518) 436-2700, and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: Thruway Foil Requests

May 27, 2014

Mr. Conor Skelding
MuckRock.com
DEPT MR 9692
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIL Request No. F13-0299

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This letter concerns your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request dated December 22, 2013 seeking:

"Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo's 'Texting Zone' initiative, which changed rest signs to 'Text Stop' signs along Thruway highways."

Based on our continued review and with due regard for POL § 89 (3)(a), we anticipate providing a response to your request on or before June 24, 2014. Should we find that additional time is needed, we will contact you prior to that date.

I apologize for the continued delay. Thank you for your courtesy in this matter.
Regards,
Jill B. Warner

Records Access Officer
New York State Thruway Authority
PO Box 189
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12201-0189
518-471-5995
518-433-4962 (fax)
ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov<mailto:ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov>

The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If this electronic message is from an attorney or someone in the Legal Department, it may also contain confidential attorney-client communications which may be privileged and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify the New York State Thruway Authority immediately by either responding to this e-mail or calling (518) 436-2700, and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: Thruway Foil Requests

June 24, 2014

Mr. Conor Skelding
MuckRock.com
DEPT MR 9692
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIL Request No. F13-0299

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This letter concerns your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request dated December 22, 2013 seeking:

"Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo's 'Texting Zone' initiative, which changed rest signs to 'Text Stop' signs along Thruway highways."

It has been determined that staff needs additional time in order to complete a thorough review of the records that have been deemed responsive to your request. Based on our continued review and with due regard for POL § 89 (3)(a), we anticipate providing a response to your request on or before July 23, 2014 Should we find that additional time is needed, we will contact you prior to that date.

I sincerely apologize for the continued delay. Thank you for your courtesy in this matter.
Regards,
Jill B. Warner

Records Access Officer
New York State Thruway Authority
PO Box 189
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12201-0189
518-471-5995
518-433-4962 (fax)
ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov<mailto:ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov>

The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If this electronic message is from an attorney or someone in the Legal Department, it may also contain confidential attorney-client communications which may be privileged and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify the New York State Thruway Authority immediately by either responding to this e-mail or calling (518) 436-2700, and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: Thruway Foil Requests

July 23, 2014

Mr. Conor Skelding
MuckRock.com
DEPT MR 9692
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIL Request No. F13-0299

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This letter concerns your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request dated December 22, 2013 seeking:

"Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo's 'Texting Zone' initiative, which changed rest signs to 'Text Stop' signs along Thruway highways."

The review of the responsive records to determine whether any portions are exempt from disclosure began once all potentially responsive records had been assembled. Based on our continued review and with due regard for POL § 89(3)(a), we anticipate providing a response to your request on or before September 18, 2014.

I apologize for the continued delay. Thank you for your courtesy in this matter.

Regards,
Jill Brennan Warner

Records Access & Management Officer
New York State Thruway Authority & Canal Corporation
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12209
518-471-5995
518-433-4962
Jill.Warner@thruway.ny.gov
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The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If this electronic message is from an attorney or someone in the Legal Department, it may also contain confidential attorney-client communications which may be privileged and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify the New York State Thruway Authority immediately by either responding to this e-mail or calling (518) 436-2700, and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F13-0299.

Thank you for your help.

From: Thruway Foil Requests

September 18, 2014

Mr. Conor Skelding
MuckRock.com
DEPT MR 9692
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIL Request No. F13-0299

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This letter concerns your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request referenced above, seeking:

"Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo's 'Texting Zone' initiative, which changed rest signs to 'Text Stop' signs along Thruway highways."

Based on our continued review and with due regard for POL § 89(3)(a), we anticipate providing a response to your request on or before October 17, 2014.

Thank you for your courtesy in this matter.

Regards,
Jill B. Warner

Records Access Officer
New York State Thruway Authority
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12209
518-471-5995
518-433-4962
ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov
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The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If this electronic message is from an attorney or someone in the Legal Department, it may also contain confidential attorney-client communications which may be privileged and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify the New York State Thruway Authority immediately by either responding to this e-mail or calling (518) 436-2700, and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments.

From: Thruway Foil Requests

October 10, 2014

Mr. Conor Skelding
MuckRock.com
DEPT MR 9692
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIL Request No. F13-0299

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This letter is in response to your December 23, 2013 Freedom of Information Law request pertaining to:

"Thruway Authority contracts and invoices from Gov. Cuomo's 'Texting Zone' initiative, which changed rest signs to 'Text Stop' signs along Thruway highways."

Staff performed a diligent search for the records you requested and located six (6) responsive records. The responsive documents are being provided to you electronically and are attached to this email. There is no fee for records provided via email.

Please be advised that certain information has been redacted pursuant to Public Officers Law §87(2)(b) which, if disclosed, "would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."

The Authority does not possess contracts for the "Text Stop" signs as the production and installation of the signs on the Thruway were done entirely by Authority staff.

Any person denied access to a record or portions of a record may, within 30 calendar days, appeal in writing to:

FOIL Appeals Officer
Legal Department
New York State Thruway Authority
P.O. Box 189
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12201-0189

At this time your request is closed.

Regards,

Jill B. Warner
Records Access Officer
New York State Thruway Authority
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, New York 12209
518-471-5995
518-433-4962 (fax)
ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov<mailto:ThruwayFOIL@thruway.ny.gov>

The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If this electronic message is from an attorney or someone in the Legal Department, it may also contain confidential attorney-client communications which may be privileged and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify the New York State Thruway Authority immediately by either responding to this e-mail or calling (518) 436-2700, and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments.

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