Martin Peck filed this request with the Department of Transportation of the United States of America.
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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Count of the number of P25 capable radio units or systems in use by, or owned, or leased, or otherwise utilized by the agency. This includes any of the Motorola ASTRO APX P25 portables, Vertex Standard P25 portables, ICOM P25 portables, RELM Wireless P25 portables, Motorola MOTOTRBO DMR radios, and Mobile P25 Radios. This includes any P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 capable radios. Please include yearly break-down by radio model, if available. Please include processing notes for this request, even if denied in part.

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 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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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.


Martin Peck


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. 5, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-334.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.


Have not yet received records from the program office. Will follow up with them today.



Dear Mr. Peck,

We received your email message inquiring about the status of your FOIA request. The program office has asked us for an extension for searching and gathering the responsive records and providing them to us for processing. We will process responsive records once we receive them from the program office.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.


Jeff Davis
DOT OST Government Information Specialist

From: Ray, Kathy (OST)

Mr. Peck:

Would you please give me a call when you get a chance to discuss this request? I've received some information/questions from various program offices which I need to clarify with you.

Once we speak, we should be able to respond pretty quickly.

Kathy Ray
(202) 366-5546

From: Martin Peck

Hello Kathy!

I am glad to answer any questions you may have, as indicated above. I would prefer a text communication to best facilitate the effectiveness of software used in making this request.

Regarding the P25 radio count by model number or by capability, it would be useful to have any measure of accounting; from an original purchase order to recent actual inventory, as some agencies have provided in other requests for this information.

If any caveats regarding the quantity so reported are of note, please include in the responsive materials satisfying this request.

Let me know if you need any other particular details.

Best regards,
Martin Peck

From: Ray, Kathy (OST)

Because we did not know what "P25" radios were, your request was bounced around to several program offices before it correctly landed with the security folks.

Our initial search in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) has not found a record of any of the radios you listed in your request.

I also noticed that your request was being handled by only OST - the place we thought/think most likely to have something like this.

I don't know if you sent your request directly to any of DOT's components (in particular, the Federal Aviation Administration). If not, would you like for me to forward it to any of the DOT components (listed below)? My guess would be that the Federal Aviation Administration would be the most likely to have the radios you described.

- Federal Aviation Administration

- Federal Highway Administration

- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

- Federal Railroad Administration

- Federal Transit Administration

- Maritime Administration

- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- Office of Inspector General

- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

- St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Once I hear back from you, I will be able to formally respond to your request.

Kathy Ray
DOT FOIA Officer
(202) 366-5546

From: Martin Peck

Hello Kathy!

Thank you for the update. Regarding the handling of this request, and finding no responsive records within the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) for the models listed.

My last question is: does the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) have *any* P25 capable radios, E.g. a model not listed in this request?

Regarding requests to additional DOT components, I appreciate the offer! However, additional requests will be made separately.

Thanks again,
Martin Peck

From: Ray, Kathy (OST)