Submitting FOIA Requests
In recognition of the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America and following the Department’s guidance to take all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of the Department’s workforce, the FOIA team is working remotely and not able to process any requests mailed or faxed to the office. Any requests received by mail or fax after Monday, March 16, 2020 may not be processed until employees are able to return safely to the office. If needed, you may resubmit your request.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA) grant you the right to access many government records on how the government operates.
Under FOIA, any person has a right to a copy of certain records possessed by the executive offices, agencies, corporations, administrations, commissions, boards and services. However, some records are protected from disclosure, such as sensitive personal, commercial, and governmental information.
Under the PA, if an agency files information about you by your name, or any other means that identifies you (such as social security number), you have certain rights:
- to see the information;
- to keep other people from seeing it; and
- to correct it if it is wrong.
It helps if you can tell us in some detail what information you are seeking.
Please submit your request for FOIA to the Office of Administration (see address below) and for PA to the Office of Information Technology. Your request should be identified as a FOIA or PA request and must be in writing. You should provide as much detail as possible about the records you seek. Please include your telephone number so that we can contact you if we have questions. Because fees may be required, you should state how much you are willing to pay as advance authorization. You may not always be able to obtain records when records are protected from disclosure such as sensitive personal, commercial, and governmental information.
FOIA Requester Service Center
Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
4th Floor East Building
Washington, DC 20590
Email: Send a FOIA request or contact us about a FOIA question
Fax: (202) 366-7164