Ben Franklin Transit serves some areas of the community through a shuttle service called Taxi Feeder.

Call 509-374-3051 to schedule service.

Taxi Feeder is a shared-ride service, operated under contract with Tri-City Taxi. The service is point-to-point, not curb-to-curb, and is designed to serve those customers outside the fixed route bus
service, and ‘feed’ them to the nearest bus stop or transit center. Feeder stops will be located within rural areas of our service area with the expectation that riders walk up to oneā€half mile to feeder stops.

Fare Information:

Fare for feeder service is in addition to bus fare. Seniors (65+) riding fixed route buses free with a BFT Senior ID card are required to pay the additional fare for feeder service.

  • Regular (short) Trips – 3/4 mile and up to 4 miles from a fixed route
    • $1.00 cash fare
    • Any BFT monthly bus pass
  • Premium (long) Trips – More than 4 miles from a fixed route
    • $3.00 cash fare
    • Premium Ticket
    • Freedom Pass

How to Use from a Feeder Zone:

  • Call Tri-City Taxi at (509) 374-3051 during regular service hours, but at least 30 minutes before needed, to schedule a ride. (You can now schedule up to 1 week in advance.)
  • State your pick-up point and your desired pick-up time or the time you need to meet the corresponding bus route. (Check the Transit System Guide for bus schedules.)
  • The taxi will meet you and take you to the feeder location on the route or designated transit center.

How to Use From a Fixed Route Bus Stop or Transit Center:

  • Board the designated bus and notify the coach operator that you need a taxi feeder.
  • State which zone and drop-off location you need to go to.
  • The coach operator will notify a dispatcher to call and get the taxi started to meet you at the designated sop location.

 

TAXI FEEDER STOP ID CONNECTING ROUTES CONNECTING ROUTE LANDMARK OR CROSS STREET FEEDER STOP LANDMARK OR CROSS STREET
K01 Multiple Three Rivers Transit Center Kohl's / Planned Parenthood Taxi Feeder
K02 48 10th Avenue & Columbia Center Boulevard S. Clodefelter Rd / Desert Hills Middle School
110 Center Parkway & Deschutes Ave
P01 225 or Multiple Routes CBC or Transit Center Airport Taxi Feeder
P02 64 MLK Center H&N Electric Motors
150/160 Sylvester Street & 3rd Ave
P03 64 MLK Center 4th St & C St / Lakeview Community Center
150/160 Sylvester Street & 3rd Ave
P04 64 MLK Center Tierra Vidan Ln & A St / Collegium Café
150/160 Sylvester Street & 3rd Ave
P05 65 MLK Center. NE of Commercial Ave and Venture Rd / Ventco
150/160 Sylvester Street & 3rd Ave
P06 65 MLK Center N Capital Ave & E Hillsboro St
150/160 Sylvester Street & 3rd Ave
P07 65 MLK Center Industrial Way / Twin City Foods
150/160 Sylvester Street & 3rd Ave
P08 65 MLK Center Foster Wells Rd & Burlington Lp / Second Harvest
150/160 Sylvester Street & 3rd Ave
P09 66 Argent Road & Road 84 Locust Ln & Rd 100
225 Sandifur Parkway & Dunbarton Avenue
P10 64 MLK Center E Dock St / Zen-Noh Hay
150/160 S 10th Ave & W B St 
R01 126 Horn Rapids Road & Innovation Boulevard Wisconsin Ave & Redwood St / Radiochemical Processing Lab
123 Stevens Center Place & Stevens Drive
R02 126 Horn Rapids Road & Innovation Boulevard Horn Rapids Rd / Hammer Training Facility
123 Stevens Center Place & Stevens Drive
R03 126 Horn Rapids Road & Innovation Boulevard Horn Rapids Rd / Areva NP
123 Stevens Center Place & Stevens Drive
R04 126 Horn Rapids Road & Innovation Boulevard Battelle Blvd & Kingsgate Way /ATI
123 Stevens Center Place & Stevens Drive
R05 126 Horn Rapids Road & Innovation Boulevard Battelle Blvd & Logston Blvd / Perma-Fix Northwest
123 Stevens Center Place & Stevens Drive
R06 126 Horn Rapids Road & Innovation Boulevard Polar Way / Preferred Freezer Services
R07 123 Stevens Center Place & Stevens Drive River Park Dr & River Valley Dr
R08 123 Stevens Center Place & Stevens Drive River Park Dr & Clubhouse Ln/Horn Rapids Golf Course
R09 123 Stevens Center Place & Stevens Drive 2640 Kingsgate Way/Horn Rapids RV
R10 25 McMurray Street & Stevens Drive Terminal Dr & Lindberg Lp/Richland Airport
120 Van Giesen Street & Thayer Drive
R11 110 Duportail Street & Queensgate Drive Ava Way & Meritage Ave / Country Mercantile
123  
R12 123 Gage Blvd & Leslie Rd Morningside Pkwy & Allison Ct
R13 123 Jadwin & Coast Bus Stop Logston & Robertson Taxi Feeder 
R14 Transit Center Knight Street Transit Center Tanglewood/Duportail Apts. Taxi Feeder
R15 123 McMurray St & Stevens  Con Agra Taxi Feeder
WR01 110 West Richland Transit Center N Yakima Dr & Twin Bridges Rd / Northern Bridge
120
WR02 110 West Richland Transit Center Drinkard Pr & N Harrington Rd
120
WR03 110 West Richland Transit Center Shannon Ln & Harrington Rd
120
WR04 110 West Richland Transit Center E Ridge Crest Dr & Red Mountain Rd
120
WR05 110 West Richland Transit Center Ruppert Rd & N 423 Pr NE
120
WR06 110 West Richland Transit Center Ruppert Rd & N 225 Pr NE
120