Information regarding the black boxes on buses

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

I'm aware that there are devices called "black boxes" on buses that store the data that the bus is doing such as acceleration, speed, braking power, gps, turning, etc, etc. I believe this is meant to be used for working out whether drivers are behaving safely. I'm sorry I don't know the exact term of this at this time, but it is most likely in the bus contract schedules.

I would like to request how many black boxes have had their data retrieved in the year 2018, and by who, and for what reason, and what other parties it was provided to. If there is a metlink case number, or a Police case number involved with this retrieval, then please provide this.

If the number is 0, I would like to request what is the purpose of these devices, and why it is not used for that purpose.

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 15 March 2019, requesting information
regarding black boxes on buses.


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




Luke Troy



Greater Wellington Regional Council




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This has been extended to 31 May 2019 under section 14(1)(a) of the LGOIMA.

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