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Download Transit to see BFT buses in real time

BFT is proud to endorse Transit as our official mobile app for trip planning and real-time bus information. With Transit, you can easily access up-to-the-minute arrival and departure times for nearby bus routes. Download the app today:

 

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The app is under 100 MB, which is 3x smaller than Snapchat.

Read more  about how to use the Transit app.

 

 

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2020 Bus Route Updates

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Beginning March 9, 2020 

ROUTE 268 - NEW ROUTE! (shown on right)
Covers area of previous Route 68
Together with Route 225, provides a bus every 15 minutes
Operates weekdays 5:45 a.m. to about 8:00 p.m.; no service on Saturday

ROUTE 25
Discontinues weekday trips at 8:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

ROUTE 120
Adds westbound trips at 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. from Three Rivers Transit Center on weekdays
Adds eastbound trips at 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. from Knight St Transit Center on weekdays

ROUTE 126
Increases frequency on Saturdays to every 30 minutes
Operates full route Monday through Saturday
Discontinues 9:45 p.m. northbound trip out of Knight St Transit Center

ROUTE 170
Adds 7:15 p.m. trip Monday through Saturday
Changes 5:25 p.m. trip to 5:15 p.m.

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More about BFT's new app

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Check out How To Use Transit  to learn about all of the features of the app and find out how easy it is to get the information you need. When you first open the app, it uses your location to pinpoint the bus routes that pass closest to you.

TIP! Be sure to allow Transit to access your location data during the installation process.

The route display provides information such as the route name, direction, and stop name. Swipe left or right on a route to change direction. When you see the flashing real-time icon, that means there's a GPS tracker on the bus providing accurate arrival time information.

Tap on a route to pull up more detailed information. This screen displays real-time vehicle locations as icons on the map and their departure times. If you scroll down on the screen, subsequent stops and their route connections appear. Tap on Full Schedule to see all the departure times for your stop, including real-time bus schedules. Swiping left/right will change schedules for the opposite direction.

Plan your trip

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Transit has a built-in Trip Planner with easy-to-use directions:

  1. Enter a destination by tapping the green search bar on the home screen.
  2. Select your route to get more details.
  3. If you want Transit to notify you exactly when you should start walking to catch the bus, launch the GO feature

GO provides step-by-step guidance for your whole trip. GO will recommend when to leave to board, tell you how many stops until your destination, and push notifications when you are approaching and have arrived at your destination.

Real-time arrival alternatives

Unable to download Transit? We have two other options for our passengers to choose from:

  1. Go to MyRide.BFT.org to see real time bus information in a browser.
  2. Call 509.735.5100 to speak with one of our transit experts for transit questions or trip-planning assistance from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

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Extension of Bus and Dial-A-Ride Operating Hours to 10:00 p.m.

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As of March 11, Ben Franklin Transit is offering later service hours for most bus routes and full Dial-A-Ride services until 10 p.m. Monday thru Saturday!

Catch a ride to and from work, the movies, or a night out  with friends and BFT will help you get there...now even later!

View our System Guide and updated schedules here.

Note: Routes that will not have extended hours and will continue to run until 8:00 p.m. include:

  • Route 41
  • Route 68
  • Route 110
  • Route 160
  • Route 170

Also, Route 25 will run until 10 p.m. Mon thru Fri, but will not have late service on Saturdays.

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