City of Asheville Submitted: April 11, 2019 | Updated: January 3, 2020

Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

Hello City of Asheville,

I'd like to make a request for the following information in regard to Asheville's electric buses:

1. All communications between Protera and the City (from May 01, 2017 - May 01, 2019 [or date the query is performed])

2. The total cost of permanent charging stations.

3. The grant process for Protera electric buses - specifically grant funding for permanent charging stations.

4. Routes tested with electric buses and how long they run on average.

5. Federal grant funding documentation for electric buses, the deadlines for implementation / serviceable hours and when funds would have to be returned if this deadline was not met.

Thank you for your time.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Documents:

Activity:

  • January 3, 2020 2:49 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 3, 2020, 2:49 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for your help with this public records request! We have marked it as completed.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • December 27, 2019 11:01 am

    3 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 27, 2019, 11:01 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    Here are all of the emails responsive to this request. This folder includes the ones provided before and the ones reviewed by legal.

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,
    Terry

     

    **1/3/19 Editor’s Note: Due to the large size of the documents in the folder we’ve gotten back, we are unable to download them and upload to our site. Please refer to this Google Drive link to view the responsive documents: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1GrJJt1Vjt7AhWoRxB7TX4V80Dp7MgRFB


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 11, 2019 4:29 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 11, 2019, 4:29 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Hope you’ve been well. We appreciate your update from November 25th. We will follow up again 1 week from now if there has been no additional update to the anticipated timeline before then.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 25, 2019 4:42 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 25, 2019, 4:42 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Sunshine Request:
    I do not have an update from the legal department.
    All best,

    Teresa L. (Terry) White | Office Hours:
    City of Asheville | Monday – Wednesday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    City Clerk’s Office | Thursday: Off
    Public Records Officer | Friday: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
    828.259.5631
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 25, 2019 4:20 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 25, 2019, 4:20 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request to see if there was any update?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 11, 2019 11:34 am

    4 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 11, 2019, 11:34 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request. I do not have an update from our legal department on this request.
    I will send any responsive records to you when I hear back.
    All best,
    Teresa L. (Terry) White | Office Hours:
    City of Asheville | Monday – Wednesday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    City Clerk’s Office | Thursday: Off
    Public Records Officer | Friday: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
    828.259.5631
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 7, 2019 1:12 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 7, 2019, 1:12 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on the portion of this request that legal is reviewing to see if there is any update to report?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 7, 2019 3:52 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 7, 2019, 3:52 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Thank you,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 7, 2019 3:49 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 7, 2019, 3:49 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Terry,

     

    Thank you again, due to the size of the file you sent over last week we’re having trouble downloading it and adding it to the site. Therefore we will ask that the requester please refer to the Google Drive link you sent over. We will wait a few weeks to follow up on this request in regard to the portion that legal is reviewing.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     

    ** 11/11/19 Editor’s Note: Since the time of our previous email with Terry, we were able to successfully upload the referenced files to our own public Google Drive link as well. This can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SdXVhokqrXnHSof1wQpAukZ8zvmejfJE/view?usp=sharing


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • October 4, 2019 9:18 am

    6 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 4, 2019, 9:18 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    Legal is still reviewing this request.
    Please let me know if you have questions.
    All best,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 1, 2019 3:27 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 1, 2019, 3:27 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request so far! We’ve added the documents you’ve sent and will hold off on marking this request as completed until we hear a decision about the other emails.

     

    We appreciate your help,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 19, 2019 3:20 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 19, 2019, 3:20 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    The records responsive to this request are here. Please note that many of the records have been redacted pursuant to N.C.G.S. §132-1.10(b)(5) because they contain the banking account information or Federal Express account numbers for Proterra.
    Please note that there are a few emails that are under legal review because they may be confidential. I will be back in touch once that decision is made. In the meantime, if you have other questions please contact me.
    All best,

    Terry White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    P.O Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802
    828.259.5631
    pronouns: she/her/hers

    Office Hours
    Monday – Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thursday: Off
    Friday: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 19, 2019 12:50 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 19, 2019, 12:50 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    In our last correspondence we told you we’d wait to follow up for 3 weeks on this request. We wanted to check in and see if there was any update to report!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 26, 2019 12:08 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2019, 12:08 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Terry,

     

    Thank you! If we don’t hear from you again we will follow up in 3 weeks

     

    We appreciate your help,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 20, 2019 8:59 am

    7 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 20, 2019, 8:59 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request:
    This request is now number one in the email queue and I have pulled the emails. I hope to complete the review of the emails in the next two to three weeks – there are in excess of 2000 emails to review.
    Please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Terry White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    P.O Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802
    828.259.5631
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 19, 2019 1:36 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 19, 2019, 1:36 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Wanted to check up on this request and see if there was any update to report.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 22, 2019 4:07 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 22, 2019, 4:07 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Terry,

     

    Confirmed, thank you for this information. We will not follow up again on this until mid-August.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 17, 2019 4:02 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 17, 2019, 4:02 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    This request is still number five in the email queue. I do not anticipate reaching it for several weeks. I hope to be working on this on by the end of August. If I get there sooner, I will try to remember to let you know.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 17, 2019 3:00 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 17, 2019, 3:00 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request and see if there was any update to report? If you can provide a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we will plan to not follow up until the time you specify.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 1, 2019 3:57 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 1, 2019, 3:57 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Terry,

     

    Thank you for this update!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 1, 2019 8:54 am

    9 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 1, 2019, 8:54 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good morning,

     

    This request is now number five in the email queue.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 26, 2019 4:17 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 26, 2019, 4:17 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to follow up on this request to check in and see if there was any update.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 13, 2019 9:38 am

    9 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 13, 2019, 9:38 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    We are collecting the records and will provide them in the next week, I hope. This request is now number five in the email queue.
    Please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 12, 2019 4:07 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 12, 2019, 4:07 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Terry,

     

    We just wanted to confirm whether the custodian has provided an update? And if so, can you please provide any rough guess on timeline? We’ll follow up around then.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 31, 2019 1:07 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 31, 2019, 1:07 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I will contact the record custodian(s) to see if there is any update. The email portion of this request is now number six in the email queue.
    All best,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 31, 2019 1:00 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: May 31, 2019, 1:00 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check back in on this request again to see if you had an update?

     

    Thank you!
    Have a good weekend,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 24, 2019 4:14 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: May 24, 2019, 4:14 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check back in on this request to see if you had an update?

     

    Thank you!
    Have a great weekend,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 13, 2019 11:49 am

    10 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 13, 2019, 11:49 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    This request is still being processed. Once processing is complete, I will forward any responsive records to you.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 8, 2019 3:07 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: May 8, 2019, 3:07 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on this request to see if there was any update!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 11, 2019 4:36 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 11, 2019, 4:36 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I have received your request and will forward it to the appropriate record custodian(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have questions.
    Please know that your request involves an email search. Email searches are conducted in the order within which the request is received. This request is number 12 in the email queue.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    P.O Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 11, 2019 4:21 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 11, 2019, 4:21 PM
    subject: Records Request: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We received a request for information via our site www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your offices.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: Information on Asheville’s Electric Buses, April 2019

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville,

     

    I’d like to make a request for the following information in regard to Asheville’s electric buses:

     

    1. All communications between Protera and the City (from May 01, 2017 – May 01, 2019 [or date the query is performed])

     

    2. The total cost of permanent charging stations.

     

    3. The grant process for Protera electric buses – specifically grant funding for permanent charging stations.

     

    4. Routes tested with electric buses and how long they run on average.

     

    5. Federal grant funding documentation for electric buses, the deadlines for implementation / serviceable hours and when funds would have to be returned if this deadline was not met.

     

    Thank you for your time.”

     

    Thank you for your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 11, 2019 10:32 am

    11 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending