Information about speeds of buses travelling along Willis St

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

I would like to request the maximum speed of each bus operated by a contractor for Metlink managed by GWRC that travelled along Willis st between Boulcott St and Lambton Quay during the day of 9th January 2018. Any bus which has a maximum speed of over 30km/h I would like to request the time, location of the maximum speed, the route number of the bus, the contractor, the number plate of the bus, and if possible the drivers licence number of the driver at the time. For any bus which has a maximum speed of equal or under 30km/h, feel free to aggregate the data into a count (ie 10 buses at 29km/h, 9 buses at 28km/h).

Due to the fact that the outcome of this request will be passed directly onto NZ Police, who prefer to investigate traffic violations no later than 7 days after the incident, I would like this to be treated as an urgent request if possible.

As for whether this data is "held" by the agency, I refer to s 2(6) LGOIMA, also paraphrased on page 7 of the PDF available at
"Any information held by an independent contractor engaged by any local authority in his or her capacity as an independent contractor is, for the purposes of this Act, deemed to be held by the local authority.", paraphrased "Information which an independent contractor to an agency holds in that capacity is deemed to be held by the agency"
I note that all the bus contractors are independent contractors engaged by GWRC on behalf of Metlink and in their capacity of the independent contractors they hold the data from the black boxes.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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From: GWRC
Wellington Regional Council

Good Morning Hugh,


Thanks for the request. I have passed this on to the records team now so
they can follow this up for you.

They will be back in touch once they have this information together.

Kind Regards
Greater Wellington Regional Council


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From: Sam Horsefield
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Hugh,


Acknowledgement of Request for Information


Thank you for your email dated 10^th January 2019, requesting information
regarding the speeds of buses travelling along Willis Street


Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you shortly.


Yours sincerely,


Sam Horsefield




Luke Troy

General Manager


Greater Wellington Regional Council






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