Winter Rider Alerts

Page Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm (to be updated)

Stops and routes affected as of today:

Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


When snow and ice effects road conditions, BFT will adjusts routes to ensure the safety of our passengers and employees.  Depending on the severity of the weather and road conditions, we will release a Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 Winter Rider Alert.

Rider Alerts restrict routes to main roads to avoid less maintained neighborhood streets and hills. More restrictions come with higher levels, with Level 3 being the cancelation of specified routes or service all together. Winter Rider Alerts can be applied to individual routes, or all routes in service, this just depends on the severity of roadway conditions.

You can find out if your bus route has been affected by checking this page, or calling Customer Service at 509.735.5100.

Weather and Road Conditions:

  • Level 1 Minor – Minor detours. Possibility of multiple stops out-of-service.
  • Level 2 Intermediate – Major detours. Possibility of multiple stops and routes out-of-service.
  • Level 3 Major – Suspension of all bus and Dial-A-Ride services.

Level 1 Map


Level 2 Map


Level 3 

In the event of a Level 3 Winter Rider alert, all routes will be suspended until further notice.