New York State Thruway Authority

Compliance with Freedom of Information Law Requirements

The New York State Thruway Authority operates and maintains the New York State Thruway system. Article 6 of the New York State Public Officers Law provides for public access to government records. The statute, generally referred to as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), applies to any State agency, public authority and local government entity, with the exception of the Judiciary and the State Legislature. Under FOIL, the Authority is required to make all eligible records available for public inspection or copying within certain time frames. We evaluated Authority’s compliance with these requirements and identified the need for certain improvements. In particular, Authority was often significantly late in providing access to the requested records. We recommended that certain actions be taken by Authority to improve its compliance with FOIL requirements.

For a complete copy of Report 2006-S-107 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.