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 NOW OPEN

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) will hold 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).

First open session is at 1:00 p.m. and the second session is at 5:30 p.m. If you have special transportation needs and/or need a language interpreter, please contact us at least two days prior to the event, so those needs can be accommodated. The comment period ends Thursday, July 11, 2019.

The public is invited to review and provide comment on the Transit Development Plan, a draft of which is available for review at www.bft.org. Responses can be submitted via mail (postage free comment cards available at ticket outlets), telephone, email at Contact@bft.org, web at www.bft.org, language line, or in person at BFT’s Three Rivers Transit Center or Administration Office.

REVIEW THE DRAFT DOCUMENT: 2019 Transit Development Plan DRAFT


Plan de desarrollo de tránsito 2019: Período de comentarios públicos AHORA ABIERTO

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) llevará 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).

La primera sesión abierta es de 1-2 p.m. y la segunda sesión es de 5:30-6:30 p.m. Si tiene necesidades especiales de transporte y / o necesita un intérprete de idiomas, comuníquese con nosotros al menos dos días antes del evento, para que esas necesidades puedan ser satisfechas. El período de comentarios finaliza el 11 de julio de 2019.

Se invita al público a revisar y proporcionar comentarios sobre el Plan de desarrollo de tránsito, cuyo borrador está disponible para su revisión en www.bft.org. Las respuestas pueden enviarse por correo postal (tarjetas de comentarios gratuitos disponibles en los puntos de venta de entradas), por teléfono, correo electrónico a Contact@bft.org, web en www.bft.org, línea de idioma o en persona en el Three Rivers Transit Center o Administración de BFT.

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