What is a Transit Development Plan?

WSDOT and FTA require Ben Franklin Transit to submit a six-year Transit Development Plan (TDP) annually. This is a six-year projection of operating and capital expenditures as well as goals, accomplishments and organizational structure for our transit agency.


The TDP is a six-year transit plan required by the Washington State Legislature and Federal Transit Administration. The TDP is prepared by the independent transit properties and submitted to the State DOT for approval and final submittal to the Federal Transit Administration. The TDP includes a summary document which shows the size of the fleet, costs, revenue, service revenue hours, revenue miles, expenses, operating characteristics and capital expenditures. Public hearings and a thirty-day comment period are held to obtain input from the public on the TDP. The POP is a listing of planned capital expenditures including construction, vehicles, equipment and consulting support that are funded with FTA grants, state and local funding.

2019 Transit Development Plan: Public Comment Period

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) held a public hearing regarding the agency's updated 2019-2024 Transit Development Plan & Program of Projects (POP) on June 26, 2019 at Three Rivers Transit Center in Kennewick (7109 W. Okanogan Pl). The comment period ended Thursday, July 11, 2019. The public was invited to review and provide comment on the Transit Development Plan.

REVIEW THE DRAFT DOCUMENT: 2019 Transit Development Plan DRAFT

Plan de desarrollo de tránsito 2019: Período de comentarios públicos

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) llevó a cabo una audiencia pública sobre el Plan de Desarrollo de Tránsito 2019-2024 actualizado y el Programa de Proyectos (POP) de la agencia el 26 de Junio de 2019 en Three Rivers Transit Center en Kennewick (7109 W. Okanogan Pl). El período de comentarios finalizó el 11 de julio de 2019. Se invitó al público a revisar y proporcionar comentarios sobre el Plan de desarrollo de tránsito.

REVISAR EL PROYECTO DE DOCUMENTO: Plan de desarrollo de tránsito 2019 DRAFT (English)