2022 Annual Service Plan: Open For Public Comment

Ben Franklin Transit opens public comment period for 2022 service initiatives 


RICHLAND, WA. – The Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) Board of Directors released the agency’s 2022 Annual Service Plan and accompanying Title VI service equity analysis for release for public comment at the regular monthly Board meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Per the Governor’s COVID-19 Proclamation 20-28 Open Public Meetings Act, a physical meeting location was not provided for this meeting, however, telephonic access information was provided to allow public attendance via Zoom. 


The 2022 Annual Service Plan seeks to implement the remaining service initiatives from the agency’s Comprehensive Service Plan and the Service Restoration Plan to improve connectivity and meet rider demand within BFT’s service area. 


2022 Annual Service Plan  

The 2022 Annual Service Plan includes major changes to three (3) routes, and minor changes to seven (7) routes.   

  • Removal of Route 66 

  • Increased frequency on Route 67 

  • Extension of Route 64  

  • Travel time and directness improvements to Route 123 

  • Schedule and travel time adjustments for routes 1, 26, 47, 48, 110, 170  

  • Updated BFT CONNECT service plan.  


Long-Term Plans 

BFT is engaged in multiple long-term planning efforts which will be completed in the coming years.  

  • Prosser / Benton City Study  

  • New transit centers – Queensgate, Downtown Pasco, West Pasco 

  • Express Service and new metro routes.  

  • Expanded BFT CONNECT 


BFT is offering three opportunities for community input and encourages the public to participate and provide feedback on these new service initiatives planned for 2022. 

  1. Virtual public open house with LIVE Q&A: 

  • NOVEMBER 2 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

  • NOVEMBER 4 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/s/83366209753  (also available at bft.org/ 

By phone: or (Toll Free) 877.853.5247 

Meeting ID: 833 6620 9753 

Passcode:    172580 



  1. Public Hearing: 

  • DECEMBER | During the regular BFT Board Meeting 


  1. Public Comment Period (ends DECEMBER 9, 2021): 



The 2022 Annual Service Plan in its entirety and links to the virtual open houses are available at bft.org/about/annual-service-plan. 




Media Contact: 

Byron Olson | [email protected]|509.571.0711