Form a carpool with yourself and at least one other person to save money and help our environment. It is easy to find a match that fits your location, destination, and time-sensitive needs with the BFT Rideshare platform. Use our commute calculator to see how much money you can save.

Start a Carpool

Carpools can form using our online ridematch system on the BFT Rideshare platform, which looks at travel times and home/work site locations. All BFT Rideshare Program assistance is free.

Once you have a group of interested commuters, the next step is to discuss the details of operation.

Please note that BFT is not involved in the operation of a carpool, only connecting interested parties in the formation of a carpool.




Bike + Walk

Biking and walking are great ways to get to where you need to be while enjoying the outdoors and saving on transportation costs.

Local Bike Resources

  • Bike Tri-Cities is a local bike group dedicated to advocating for and leading the Tri-Cities Community in promoting cycling as a safe, healthy, sustainable, and fun form of transportation and recreation.
  • Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop’s goals are to expand bicycle usage and knowledge by providing public access to educational materials, workspace, and tools/parts through a member owned and supported central location. The community is invited to learn, repair, and ride.
  • The City of Kennewick offers resources for cyclists, including a list of trails with bike paths for safe travels at Trails & Bike Paths | Kennewick, WA (
  • The City of Richland offers resources on how to be a safe cyclist and navigate shared streets at Shared Streets | City of Richland, WA.
  • The City of Pasco offers its Bike-Ped Master Plan, which provides an in depth analysis and look into the future of bike-ped infrastructure and safety in the city at Bike-Ped Master Plan | Pasco, WA - Official Website (

Walking Safety Tips

Make sure you are staying as safe as possible by following these 10 tips provided by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  1. Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
  2. Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
  3. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
  4. Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.
  5. Whenever possible, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections, where drivers expect pedestrians. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
  6. If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.
  7. Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.
  8. Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.
  9. Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways or backing up in parking lots.
  10. Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and your judgment.





Telecommuting is a great way to save on commuting cost and greatly reduce emissions. Telecommuting has become a part of many folks’ everyday lives and is projected to become a part of a normal work schedule for many Americans.

The Washington State Office of Financial Management offers teleworking resources to help folks continue to manage a work from home lifestyle at Telework resources during the COVID-19 pandemic | Office of Financial Management (

Be sure to be in touch with your employer to ensure a comfortable work from home experience.