- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says Bismarck’s public transit system violated the state’s open records law when it failed to provide documents in the possession of its contractor.

Stenehjem has given Bis-Man Transit officials seven days to produce the documents that an individual requested.

Bis-Man Transit Director Robin Werre in September received numerous emails from a man inquiring about transit drivers and route schedules. Werre replied with some information, but denied several requests because the documents were in possession of Taxi 9000, a private contractor providing the transit services and employing the drivers.

Stenehjem says the open records law applies to the requested documents because Taxi 9000 acts as an agent of Bis-Man Transit when it performs contractual services on behalf of and in place of the transit system.

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