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.

TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN (TDP) & PROGRAM OF PROJECTS (POP)

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.

The 2017 Transit Development Plan was approved by the Board of Directors on July 13, 2017. 

The 2018 Transit Development Plan DRAFT was released for public comment by the Board of Directors on July 12, 2018. 

2018 Transit Development Plan 

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) will hold a public hearing regarding the agency's updated 2018-2023 Transit Development Plan & Program of Projects (POP) on July 26, 2018 at Three Rivers Transit Center in Kennewick (7109 W. Okanogan Pl).

First open session is from 2-3 p.m. and the second session is from 5-6 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 August 8, 2018.

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.

The official public hearing on the POP contained in the TDP will take place during the joint BFT/Benton-Franklin Council of Governments Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) meeting in September 2018, which will allow for input on all major capital investments in the region. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide feedback on the Transit Development Plan and how the document can be improved to ensure BFT identifies future transit needs of the communities we serve.

2018 Transit Development Plan DRAFT

 

Plan de desarrollo de tránsito 2018

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre el Plan de Desarrollo de Tránsito 2018-2023 actualizado y el Programa de Proyectos (POP) de la agencia el 26 de julio de 2018 en Three Rivers Transit Center en Kennewick (7109 W. Okanogan Pl).

La primera sesión abierta es de 2-3 p.m. y la segunda sesión es de 5-6 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 8 de agosto de 2018.

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.

La audiencia pública oficial sobre el POP contenida en el TDP tendrá lugar durante la reunión conjunta del Programa de Mejoramiento del Transporte del Consejo BFT / Benton-Franklin de Gobiernos (TIP) en septiembre de 2018, que permitirá aportar información sobre las inversiones de capital importantes en la región. Se alienta a los miembros del público a asistir y proporcionar comentarios sobre el Plan de Desarrollo de Tránsito y cómo se puede mejorar el documento para garantizar que BFT identifique las futuras necesidades de tránsito de las comunidades que servimos.

Plan de desarrollo de tránsito 2018 DRAFT (English)