Information about specific drivers

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Wellington Regional Council should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

Attention Margaret Meek

I would like to request the licence plate number, and the driver ID number of the following buses. I should note that this is a large request, however all these buses have been reported to Metlink prior so I would hope that their processes have already gathered this information so this information should not be substantial to collate. For clarification, the reports were given to Metlink via email on 24 Oct 2018, 10 Nov 2018, 24 Nov 2018, and 10 Dec 2018. The buses in this batch are all from the folder "Entering on a red light" from each of those reports. None of the other folders have been used for this to limit the scope and potential of letting in "not that illegal" results.

All of these buses are likely to clearly have broken the law as per Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, section 3.2 (5).

Videos are available at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1..., https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OgnA1x..., https://drive.google.com/open?id=1j5ovgm..., and https://drive.google.com/open?id=1txqlKp....

As the footage of the videos are not of the highest quality, some of the details can't be made out. This is shown by question marks surrounding the field (such as route ?2? meaning maybe 2, or route ?? meaning unknown (may be NIS)). All of the buses will be travelling through the Willis st intersection at Chews Lane. I've made an effort to list either southbound or northbound, but this may be wrong due to user error.

If any information is not easily available (due to the time, route, or direction not being accurate), please don't go to too much trouble to collate the information but please also state that you have not collated that particular information.

This information is being used to determine whether any bus drivers are repeat offenders. This is something that I would have hoped that Metlink have done prior given my reports. If that is the case, then the information should be readily available. If that is not the case... I'm sure you will follow up with any repeat offenders.

The list of buses are as follows:

Reported 24 Oct 2018
Oct 11 2018, 10:24am, route 1GV, double, green, north
Oct 11 2018, 4:39pm, route 1GV, single, green, north
Oct 18 2018, 5:45pm, route 3, single, green, north
Oct 16 2018, 3:41pm, route 3, single, yellow, north
Oct 16 2018, 6:36pm, route 91, single, orange, north
Oct 23 2018, 1:39pm, route 3, single, blue, north
Oct 23 2018, 2:25pm, route 1, double, green, south
Oct 23 2018, 7:06pm, route 52, single, green, north
Oct 9 2018, 9:36am, route 52, single, green, north
Oct 10 2018, 3:08pm, route 7, single, green, north
Oct 10 2018, 3:10pm, route 1GV, single, green, north
Oct 17 2018, 2:56pm, route 52, single, green, north
Oct 17 2018, 7:37pm, route 52, single, green, north, cop behind
Oct 24 2018, 8:06am, route 7, double, green, north

Reported 10 Nov 2018
Nov 9 2018, 7:13am, route ?26?, single, green, north
Nov 9 2018, 4:41pm, route 7, single, green, south
Nov 9 2018, 8:15pm, route ?1?, single, green, north
Nov 5 2018, 2:35pm, route 1CP, double, green, north
Nov 8 2018, 9:00am, route 32x, double, green, north
Nov 7 2018, 5:02pm, route ?32?, single, green, north
Oct 31 2018, 2:23pm, route 7, single, green, north

Reported 24 Nov 2018
Nov 12 2018, 8:49pm, route 23e, single, green, north
Nov 12 2018, 9:02am, route 24, single, green, north
Nov 12 2018, 4:15pm, route ??, single, green, north
Nov 15 2018, 8:59am, route 36, single, green, north
Nov 15 2018, 10:11am, route 1, double, green, south
Nov 15 2018, 1:38pm, route 52, single, green, north
Nov 15 2018, 4:12pm, route 60e, single, green, north
Nov 22 2018, 9:25am, route 2, single, green, north
Nov 22 2018, 1:51pm, route 25, single, green, north
Nov 22 2018, 2:54pm, route ??, single, yellow, north
Nov 22 2018, 6:23pm, route 7, single, green, north
Nov 22 2018, 5:05pm, route 24, single, green, north
Nov 22 2018, 5:14pm, route 56, single, green, north
Nov 22 2018, 6:10pm, route 52, single, green, north
Nov 20 2018, 4:36pm, route 56, single, green, north
Nov 20 2018, 4:43pm, route 57, single, green, north
Nov 14 2018, 5:34pm, route 2, single, green, north

Reported 10 Dec 2018
Dec 3 2018, 3:43pm, route 14, single, yellow, north
Dec 4 2018, 7:23am, route 24, single, green, north
Dec 4 2018, 8:37am, route 83, single, yellow, north
Dec 4 2018, 9:28am, route ?2?, single, yellow, south
Dec 4 2018, 10:27am, route 1CP, double, green, north
Dec 4 2018, 12:11pm, route 52, single, green, south
Dec 4 2018, 12:26pm, route 24, single, green, south
Dec 4 2018, 1:31pm, route 1, double, green, south
Dec 4 2018, 3:53pm, route 25, single, green, north
Dec 5 2018, 3:38pm, route 32x, single, green, south
Dec 5 2018, 4:38pm, route 56, single, green, north
Dec 5 2018, 9:18pm, route ??, single, green, south
Dec 6 2018, 7:13am, route ??, single, green, north
Dec 6 2018, 7:40am, route 1, double, green, south
Dec 6 2018, 8:38am, route ??, single, green, south
Dec 6 2018, 9:28am, route 25, single, green, south
Dec 6 2018, 11:48am, route ??, single, yellow, north
Dec 6 2018, 11:57am, route 7, double, green, north
Dec 6 2018, 5:09pm, route ??, single, yellow, north
Dec 6 2018, 6:05pm, route ?29e or 23e?, single, green, south
Dec 6 2018, 6:12pm, route 29e, single, green, south
Dec 6 2018, 6:58pm, route 23e, double, green, south
Dec 7 2018, 8:05am, route 81, single, green, south
Dec 7 2018, 10:44am, route 91, single, orange, north
Nov 29 2018, 3:51pm, route 14, single, green, north

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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From: Darrell Young
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Hugh,

 

Acknowledgement of Request for Information under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

 

Thank you for your email dated 19 February 2019, requesting information
about specific drivers.

 

Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you within
20 working days of the request being received.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Darrell Young

 

 

for

Luke Troy

General Manager

Strategy

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 

 

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From: Nichola Powell
Wellington Regional Council


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Dear Mr Davenport

Attached is our response to your recent OIA 2019-056

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nichola

 

Nichola Powell | Executive Assistant to General Manager Public Transport
 
GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
Te Pane Matua Taiao
Level 2, 15 Walter Street

PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142
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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Nichola Powell,

I'm a bit confused why this information was not recovered when these reports were given to Metlink via email on 24 Oct 2018, 10 Nov 2018, 24 Nov 2018, and 10 Dec 2018. One would hope that given a large amount of reports with VIDEO evidence of bus drivers breaking the law, that Metlink would do a bit more than just send one email (which is all that seems to have happened given my previous LGOIMA), and filing it all under one ticket. I think that your organisation should think very carefully about how they treat safety concerns with their bus drivers.

How about I limit the scope of my request to just the driver ID, and the following:

Reported 24 Oct 2018
Oct 11 2018, 10:24am, route 1GV, double, green, north
Oct 11 2018, 4:39pm, route 1GV, single, green, north
Oct 18 2018, 5:45pm, route 3, single, green, north
Oct 16 2018, 3:41pm, route 3, single, yellow, north
Oct 16 2018, 6:36pm, route 91, single, orange, north
Oct 23 2018, 1:39pm, route 3, single, blue, north
Oct 23 2018, 2:25pm, route 1, double, green, south
Oct 23 2018, 7:06pm, route 52, single, green, north
Oct 9 2018, 9:36am, route 52, single, green, north
Oct 10 2018, 3:08pm, route 7, single, green, north
Oct 10 2018, 3:10pm, route 1GV, single, green, north
Oct 17 2018, 2:56pm, route 52, single, green, north
Oct 17 2018, 7:37pm, route 52, single, green, north, cop behind
Oct 24 2018, 8:06am, route 7, double, green, north

If this is still too much, then please contact me as per section 17B of the LGOIMA. Clearly I am happy to limit my request, so I very much hope that you considered consulting with me. I would like to know the reasoning behind your consideration of *not* consulting me.
"If a request is likely to be refused under section 17(e) or (f), the local authority must, before that request is refused, consider whether consulting with the person who made the request would assist that person to make the request in a form that would remove the reason for the refusal."

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

Attention Margaret Meek

Can I please get acknowledgement about the scope decrease on this, or should I open a new ticket? Feel free to contact me under 17B of the LGOIMA. I would also like to know the reasoning behind your consideration of *not* consulting with me for this request before refusing it.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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Got asked via email what my reduction in scope was. Provided the reduction again and reminded them to reply via FYI

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From: Margaret Meek
Wellington Regional Council


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Hello Hugh

 

Thank you for resending me your reduced request.  We will assess this
reduced request to determine whether we are able to provide you with the
information.

 

Regards

 

Margaret

 

Margaret Meek  | Business Advisor
Metlink

T 04 830 4393
L2, 15 Walter St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners St,
Wellington 6142

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From: Hugh Davenport [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: Thursday, 21 March 2019 3:55 p.m.
To: Margaret Meek
Subject: Re: Re: Official Information request - Information about specific
drivers [#1C586J]

 

From [5]https://fyi.org.nz/request/9630-informat....
Could the response please get sent via FYI.

I'm a bit confused why this information was not recovered when these
reports were given to Metlink via email on 24 Oct 2018, 10 Nov 2018, 24
Nov 2018, and 10 Dec 2018. One would hope that given a large amount of
reports with VIDEO evidence of bus drivers breaking the law, that Metlink
would do a bit more than just send one email (which is all that seems to
have happened given my previous LGOIMA), and filing it all under one
ticket. I think that your organisation should think very carefully about
how they treat safety concerns with their bus drivers.

How about I limit the scope of my request to just the driver ID, and the
following:

Reported 24 Oct 2018 
Oct 11 2018, 10:24am, route 1GV, double, green, north 
Oct 11 2018, 4:39pm, route 1GV, single, green, north 
Oct 18 2018, 5:45pm, route 3, single, green, north 
Oct 16 2018, 3:41pm, route 3, single, yellow, north 
Oct 16 2018, 6:36pm, route 91, single, orange, north 
Oct 23 2018, 1:39pm, route 3, single, blue, north 
Oct 23 2018, 2:25pm, route 1, double, green, south 
Oct 23 2018, 7:06pm, route 52, single, green, north 
Oct 9 2018, 9:36am, route 52, single, green, north 
Oct 10 2018, 3:08pm, route 7, single, green, north 
Oct 10 2018, 3:10pm, route 1GV, single, green, north 
Oct 17 2018, 2:56pm, route 52, single, green, north 
Oct 17 2018, 7:37pm, route 52, single, green, north, cop behind 
Oct 24 2018, 8:06am, route 7, double, green, north

If this is still too much, then please contact me as per section 17B of
the LGOIMA. Clearly I am happy to limit my request, so I very much hope
that you considered consulting with me. I would like to know the reasoning
behind your consideration of *not* consulting me. 
"If a request is likely to be refused under section 17(e) or (f), the
local authority must, before that request is refused, consider whether
consulting with the person who made the request would assist that person
to make the request in a form that would remove the reason for the
refusal."

 

 

On Thu, 21 Mar 2019 at 15:30, Margaret Meek <[6][email address]>
wrote:

Hello Hugh

 

Thanks for your email.  Did you send through an email decreasing the
scope of this request?  If you did, would you be able to resend it to
me.

 

Regards

 

Margaret

 

 

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

While the issue with red light running was discussed in a meeting with Greg Pollock today, I'm still don't have transparency of whether Metlink have indeed followed up with the operators on the serious incidents, and would still be interested in this information.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Margaret Meek,

I believe the follow up I sent on March 19 is now overdue using the Ombudsman's response calculator.

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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From: Margaret Meek
Wellington Regional Council

Thank you for your email.  I will be away from the office from Wednesday
17 April until Monday 29 April. 

 

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correspondence in error, you must not copy, distribute or take any action
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