Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10 month wait for FOIA request. Persistence pays off for results of Union Pacific train accident in Utah

It took 10 months. In fact, since my first day working at the Standard-Examiner I reported on a Union Pacific train derailment in Weber Canyon. After coming back to the office, I promptly put in a (Freedom of Information Act) FOIA request for the details of what happened in the accident.
In June, I got a response letter telling me it could take 6-9 months for the investigation to be complete.
10 months later, I finally got the report.

Here is the follow up story.  along with the original video from the first story I did.