2023 Annual Service Plan: Open for Public Comment
Since implementation of the 2017 Comprehensive Service Plan (CSP), Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) has been making incremental changes to its fixed route network with the goal of providing faster, more frequent, and more reliable service. The 2023 ASP consists of modest service change recommendations that will result in improved fixed route service on Saturdays and Sundays while increasing efficiencies to the high-frequency METRO routes during off-peak hours. Changes to CONNECT and General Demand services that will encourage higher usage of our fixed route system are also being recommended. BFT will complete a comprehensive study of the existing fare structure for all modes of service by the end of 2022. Fare change recommendations will be brought to the Board of Directors in 2023. Recommended service changes will be implemented in June 2023.
BFT encourages the public to participate and provide feedback on the proposed service changes planned for 2023 during the public comment period ending December 8, 2022:
October 24, 2022 | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Downtown Pasco Mid-Columbia Library | 1320 W. Hopkins St. | Pasco
November 1, 2022 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Kennewick Union Mid-Columbia Library | 1620 S. Union St. | Kennewick
- Final Public Hearing at BFT Board of Directors Meeting
December 8, 2022 | 6 p.m.
Zoom Link | Phone: 253.215.8782/Toll Free: 877.853.5247 | Meeting ID: 989 6217 8731/Password: 833979
*Spanish translation services will be available