Amtrak documents related to food vendors

Tom Nash filed this request with the Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All memos, emails and reports in the Department of Transportation's possession relating to the cost of food and beverages purchased by Amtrak to sell on trains from Jan. 1, 2011 through Aug. 3, 2012.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Simmons, Angel

Dear Mr. Nash:

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated August 3, 2012, sent to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Your request has been entered into the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General's FOIA processing system.

We currently have a backlog of FOIA requests which we are working diligently to process on a first-in, first-out basis. Your request will be processed in the order in which it was received. We regret any inconvenience this delay may cause.

If you have any questions regarding this message, please contact me at either (202) 366-6131 or by email at angel.simmons@oig.dot.gov<mailto:angel.simmons@oig.dot.gov> and reference the FOIA control number above.

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 Aug. 3, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Simmons, Angel

Mr. Nash,

Please know that the OIG is processing FOIA requests as expeditiously as possible on a first-in, first-out basis. We are currently processing FOIA requests received in April, 2012. Yours will be processed in the order it was received.

Unfortunately, I am unable to estimate the length of delay at this time. The length of time depends on the complexity of the requests ahead of yours.

If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached by email or phone.

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 Aug. 3, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Simmons, Angel

Mr. Nash,

Please know that the OIG is processing FOIA requests as expeditiously as possible on a first-in, first-out basis. We are currently processing FOIA requests received in June, 2012. Yours will be processed in the order it was received.

Unfortunately, I am unable to estimate the length of delay at this time. The length of time depends on the complexity of the requests ahead of yours.

If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached by email or phone.

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 Aug. 3, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Simmons, Angel

Mr. Nash,
I need like to speak with you regarding FOIA request FI-2012-0092. Are you available to discuss this FOIA request tomorrow (Friday, 11/30/12) morning? If so, please provide a phone number where you may be reached and the time of day that would convenient. Thank you.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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