Update on FIU status as party to NTSB investigation: Public records requests

The following memo was sent to the university community April, 26.


To:                 University Community

From:            Carlos B. Castillo, Esq., General Counsel

Date:             April 26, 2018   


Dear members of the university community,

This is an update to my April 6, 2018 memorandum concerning FIU’s participation in the National Transportation Safety Board’s ongoing investigation of the bridge collapse and how that participation affects FIU’s ability to respond to public records requests.

I write to advise that pursuant to FIU’s request that the NTSB consider authorizing the release of additional records, the NTSB has now authorized FIU to release records that existed as of February 19, 2018, in accordance with Florida law. As a result of this authorization, FIU is now processing pending public records requests in accordance with our existing procedures and will respond accordingly.

As always, if you receive a request for public records, please forward it to the Office of General Counsel at generalc@fiu.edu. As permitted by the NTSB, we will continue to provide updates when additional information becomes available. We appreciate your patience and continued support.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions about this communication.