Uber/Lyft Contracts

Lauren Gurley filed this request with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), New York City Transit of New York.
Tracking #

#200826-000211

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Lauren Gurley


To Whom It May Concern:

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Public reports show that rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have contracts with public transportation authorities (https://nytransit.org/resources/transit-tncs/205-transit-tncs, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/technology/uber-train-bus-public-transit.html). Therefore, we request the following records from all trains stations in your jurisdiction:

1) All rules, regulations, presentations, PowerPoint files, flyers, signs, and other guidance about the use of staging areas, bathrooms, monetary investments, or the subsidizing of rides, by rideshare and taxi drivers (Uber, Lyft, Via, black car companies, etc.).
2) Copies of all complaints, suggestions, emails, or other communication about your stations that mention “rideshare,” “driver,” “taxi,” “Uber,” “Lyft,” “Via,” "ride-hail," "dispatch," "TNC," "for-hire vehicles," and "black car".
3) Contracts with any Lyft, Uber, Via, other rideshare companies.
4) Any photos or videos taken by the authority or submitted to the authority of staging areas or restrooms intended to be used by rideshare drivers.
5) Cleaning records for bathrooms used by rideshare drivers. Health inspections associated with these bathrooms.
6) Any communications related to promotional materials, discounts, “free rides,” integration (API or otherwise) with Lyft, Uber, Via, other rideshare companies.
6) Any communications, including emails, text messages, formal and informal agreements, and contracts with employees or representatives of Uber, Lyft, Via, about staging areas, restroom and facility use by their employees, contractors, or rideshare partners.
7) Any internal deliberations, emails, presentations, meeting notes about the above issues.

The requested files will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and tech site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and for the request to be filled on a rolling basis.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lauren Gurley

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.

Sincerely,

Lauren Gurley

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

+--------------------------------------------+
Your FOIL request has been received.

In light of New York State's reduction in workforce as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be delays in response to FOIL requests. Thank you for your patience during this extraordinary time.

To access your question from our support site, https://mta-nyc2.custhelp.com/app/account/questions/detail/i_id/2191778/track/AvPkvQq6Dv8S~fw~GsQe~yJ~ZNMqoy75Mv_c~zj~PP9V/
Subject
Uber/Lyft Contracts
Question Reference # 200826-000211
* Date Created: 08/26/2020 12:21 PM
* Date Last Updated: 08/26/2020 12:21 PM
* Status: FOIL Received |
+--------------------------------------------+

[---001:000605:53142---]

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

+--------------------------------------------+
| Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support center. Below is a summary of your request and our response.
We are continuing to work on your issue. To access your question from our support site, https://mta-nyc2.custhelp.com/app/account/questions/detail/i_id/2191778/track/AvPkvQq6Dv8S~eo~Gi4e~yJ5ZNMqoy75Mv9v~zj~PP_m/
Subject
Uber/Lyft Contracts
Response By Email (Jerry Mikorenda)(08/27/2020 03:09 PM)
Dear Ms. Gurley,

Based on the information you sent, did you intend to reach the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City with this request?
Customer By CSS Web (Lauren Gurley)(08/26/2020 12:21 PM)
To Whom It May Concern:

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Public reports show that rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have contracts with public transportation authorities (https://nytransit.org/resources/transit-tncs/205-transit-tncs, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/technology/uber-train-bus-public-transit.html). Therefore, we request the following records from all trains stations in your jurisdiction:

1) All rules, regulations, presentations, PowerPoint files, flyers, signs, and other guidance about the use of staging areas, bathrooms, monetary investments, or the subsidizing of rides, by rideshare and taxi drivers (Uber, Lyft, Via, black car companies, etc.).
2) Copies of all complaints, suggestions, emails, or other communication about your stations that mention “rideshare,” “driver,” “taxi,” “Uber,” “Lyft,” “Via,” "ride-hail," "dispatch," "TNC," "for-hire vehicles," and "black car".
3) Contracts with any Lyft, Uber, Via, other rideshare companies.
4) Any photos or videos taken by the authority or submitted to the authority of staging areas or restrooms intended to be used by rideshare drivers.
5) Cleaning records for bathrooms used by rideshare drivers. Health inspections associated with these bathrooms.
6) Any communications related to promotional materials, discounts, “free rides,” integration (API or otherwise) with Lyft, Uber, Via, other rideshare companies.
6) Any communications, including emails, text messages, formal and informal agreements, and contracts with employees or representatives of Uber, Lyft, Via, about staging areas, restroom and facility use by their employees, contractors, or rideshare partners.
7) Any internal deliberations, emails, presentations, meeting notes about the above issues.

The requested files will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and tech site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and for the request to be filled on a rolling basis.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lauren Gurley

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.

Sincerely,

Lauren Gurley
Question Reference # 200826-000211
* Date Created: 08/26/2020 12:21 PM
* Date Last Updated: 08/27/2020 03:09 PM
* Status: FOIL in Progress |
+--------------------------------------------+

[---001:003533:23946---]

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

+--------------------------------------------+
| Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support center. Below is a summary of your request and our response. If this issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may reopen it within the next days. Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.
To access your question from our support site, https://mta-nyc2.custhelp.com/app/account/questions/detail/i_id/2191778/track/AvPkvQq6Dv8S~Zs~GlEe~yJ9ZNMqoy75Mv~0~zj~PP89/
Subject
Uber/Lyft Contracts
Response By Email (Jerry Mikorenda)(09/10/2020 01:00 PM)
Dear Ms. Gurley,

Since you haven't responded to our query, this request is now closed. Please feel free to open a new request at a later date.

This completes your MTA FOIL request.
Response By Email (Jerry Mikorenda)(08/27/2020 03:09 PM)
Dear Ms. Gurley,

Based on the information you sent, did you intend to reach the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City with this request?
Customer By CSS Web (Lauren Gurley)(08/26/2020 12:21 PM)
To Whom It May Concern:

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Public reports show that rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have contracts with public transportation authorities (https://nytransit.org/resources/transit-tncs/205-transit-tncs, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/technology/uber-train-bus-public-transit.html). Therefore, we request the following records from all trains stations in your jurisdiction:

1) All rules, regulations, presentations, PowerPoint files, flyers, signs, and other guidance about the use of staging areas, bathrooms, monetary investments, or the subsidizing of rides, by rideshare and taxi drivers (Uber, Lyft, Via, black car companies, etc.).
2) Copies of all complaints, suggestions, emails, or other communication about your stations that mention “rideshare,” “driver,” “taxi,” “Uber,” “Lyft,” “Via,” "ride-hail," "dispatch," "TNC," "for-hire vehicles," and "black car".
3) Contracts with any Lyft, Uber, Via, other rideshare companies.
4) Any photos or videos taken by the authority or submitted to the authority of staging areas or restrooms intended to be used by rideshare drivers.
5) Cleaning records for bathrooms used by rideshare drivers. Health inspections associated with these bathrooms.
6) Any communications related to promotional materials, discounts, “free rides,” integration (API or otherwise) with Lyft, Uber, Via, other rideshare companies.
6) Any communications, including emails, text messages, formal and informal agreements, and contracts with employees or representatives of Uber, Lyft, Via, about staging areas, restroom and facility use by their employees, contractors, or rideshare partners.
7) Any internal deliberations, emails, presentations, meeting notes about the above issues.

The requested files will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and tech site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and for the request to be filled on a rolling basis.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lauren Gurley

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.

Sincerely,

Lauren Gurley
Question Reference # 200826-000211
* Date Created: 08/26/2020 12:21 PM
* Date Last Updated: 09/10/2020 01:00 PM
* Status: FOIL Completed |
+--------------------------------------------+

[---001:003812:51764---]

Files

There are no files associated with this request.