>New PARP Request

>I have made a new Public Access to Records Policy (PARP) request of WMATA:

Presentations, reports, memoranda or other documents presented to the WMATA Board, any subcommittee of the board, or to WMATA management concerning the effort to incorporate WMATA schedule and route information into the Google Transit service.

As of now, I have received confirmation that my request is being processed (Thanks, Ms. Thom). I put the request in on June 11, under the standard PARP request time limits, WMATA has 20 working days to respond to my request. That’s basically July 11, so I’ll make sure to put it on my calendar and I’ll update you all if anything occurs.


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4 Responses to >New PARP Request

  1. Joe Hughes says:

    >Michael, are you aware of the Transit Developers group?

  2. Dennis Jaffe says:

    >Michael,The PARP should be substantially changed to make its current self unrecognizable. It is gigantically more restrictive than is anywhere close to justified. If interested, email me offline.

  3. Michael says:

    >I’ve run into the PARP restrictions before. I made a PARP request, which WMATA staff summarized as follows:This is in response to your request for data that WMATA currentlycollects on time-based ridership. Based on our conversation on January23, 2008, you clarified your request to the amount of customers who rideMetrorail during rush hour and non-rush hour periods. Specifically, yourequested ridership data for each line, for 3 typical weekdays duringrush hour and non-rush hour by increments of 15 or 30 minutes or anhour. WMATA is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),but we have adopted a Public Access to Records Policy (PARP), which isbased on the federal FOIA. Thus, your request for records is beingprocessed pursuant to WMATA’s PARP. Enclosed is a copy of the weekdayboardings by station determined by faregate readings for December 1 -31, 2007.

  4. Michael says:

    >Oh, and the request was denied under the “security” exemption. Apparently the terrorists wouldn’t be able to figure out the really busy times for Metrorail any other way than by a complicated PARP request. Hint: 5:30pm on a Wednesday!

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