Request #20-161

May 13, 2020

Bay Area Rapid Transit 

c/o District Secretary

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

300 Lakeside Drive, 23rd Floor,

Oakland, California 94612


Re: California Public Records Request for Master Bidders List 


Dear Records Officer:


I am a researcher with the non-profit organization Jobs to Move America.  Pursuant to our rights under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), I ask to obtain copies of the following documents, which I understand to be held by your agency.


I understand that pursuant to  49 CFR 26.11 (c), BART is required to maintain a Bidders List of all companies that bid on  public contracts that involve federal funds. I am requesting a Master Bidders List of all bidders to public transit contracts from the last three years.  If a Master Bidders List does not exist, then I am requesting all Bidders Lists from the last three years worth of public transit contracts.  I am specifically seeking Bidders Lists for contracts involving any and all stages of the manufacturing, servicing, or repair of public transit buses and rail cars. 


In order to help determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a researcher at a green jobs non-profit seeking information for the benefit of the public and not for commercial use. As a researcher, I would like to understand the U.S. employment impacts from public procurement contracting.


I am aware that if my request is denied I am entitled to know the grounds for this denial. I am aware that, while the law allows your agency to withhold specified categories of exempted information, you are required by law to release any segregable portions left after the exempted material has been redacted from the data I am seeking.


If any portion of this request is denied, please inform me of the grounds for the denial and proceed while completing the remainder of the request. If there are fees for providing these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $25. I would prefer electronic copies of the documents to be sent to 


Otherwise, please send the requested documents to me at the address below. If you have any questions or concerns about this request, you can reach me by phone at 734-709-5202 or by

email at 


Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.



Aidan Geronimus

Jobs To Move America

525 S. Hewitt St.

Los Angeles, CA, 90013


May 13, 2020 via web


None Assigned





Point of Contact

Patricia Williams

Request Closed Public

Request #20-161 was Fulfilled. 

May 27, 2020, 1:04pm
Request Published Public
May 27, 2020, 1:04pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
May 13, 2020, 3:32pm