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Dial-A-Ride

Dial-A-Ride (DAR) is door-to-door transportation for people whose disability prevents them from using the regular routed bus service.

To apply for DAR service you must complete a written application available from the transit office or download the PDF form below.  Call 735-0160 for more information or to have an application mailed out to you.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
No service on Sundays

BFT DOES NOT OPERATE ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS:

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (4th of July), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.

BFT operates according to the Saturday Service schedules on the following Holidays:

New Year’s Eve, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Veterans Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve (last trip at 1 PM).

Policies and Forms


Dial-A-Ride Fares

$1.50 Per Boarding - $3.00 fare beyond 3/4 mile from a fixed route
$25.00 for a Monthly Pass
$12.00 for a 10-Ride Ticket

All Dial-A-Ride vehicles are equipped with lifts to accommodate the boarding of disabled individuals, if required.


Scheduling A Ride

To schedule a ride, call 735-0160 (or toll free 1-877-646-4287) to request service, at least one (1) day in advance.  Reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  On Saturday and Sunday, a call taker is available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM to book rides for Monday only.

When you call to schedule a ride, it is important to have the following information ready:

  • Your name
  • Your complete pick-up address, including apartment or suite number
  • The complete address and phone number of your destination
  • The desired arrival time at your destination; inform the call taker if you have an appointment time and what time you have to be there
  • The date of the planned trip
  • If you are using a wheelchair, scooter, portable oxygen, or other mobility aids
  • Inform the person making your reservation if a personal care attendant or companion will be riding with you
  • Whether a service animal or pet (must be in a carrier) will accompany you
  • All of the above information for your return trip, if one is needed

Disabled individuals who are traveling between the Tri-Cities and Prosser or Benton City are strongly encouraged to use the Route 170, including those with limited mobility or in wheelchairs.