Entity: Department of Transportation

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

FOIA to DOT Asking for Industry Communications About Hazmat Transportation

August 15, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Transportation for external communications about the transportation of Liquified Natural Gas by railcar.

FOIA to DOT Seeking Communications with Lobbyists for Braidy Industries and En+ Group

August 14, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Transportation seeking email communications of senior political appointees with lobbyists associated with Braidy Industries and EN+ Group.

News Roundup: Investigating the Fallout from Spring’s DHS Shakeup

July 19, 2019
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress this week, with lawmakers confronting him about the poor conditions at migrant detention centers.

FOIA to the DOT Seeking Communications With Braidy Industries or Russian Companies

July 18, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding communications between political appointees and Braidy Industries or Russian Companies.

FOIA to DOT Seeking Communications About Braidy Industries or the Russian Company Rusal

July 18, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking communications about Braidy Industries and the Russian Company, Rusal.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Any Contracts with Failed Nominees

July 17, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies to identify whether individuals nominated but not confirmed to high-level agency positions have contracts to perform the same or similar work for which they were unsuccessfully nominated.

FOIA to the DOT Regarding Chief of Staff’s J. Todd Inman’s External Communications

July 16, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Transportation regarding Chief of Staff J. Todd Inman’s communications with groups outside the federal government, including with Kentucky or other state government officials.

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

FOIA to DOT Seeking Ethics Documents Related to Secretary Chao

June 26, 2019
FOIA to Department of Transportation seeking ethics authorizations, waivers, and recusal determinations for Secretary Chao.