Public Participation Plan

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) will hold a public open house on April 10th regarding the agency’s Draft Public Participation Plan and Draft Title VI Plan.

The public is invited to review and provide comment.

Draft BFCG Public Participation Plan

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) recognizes that an effective public participation process is a vital element in the development and implementation of transportation plans and programs. The Public Participation Plan (PPP) outlines methods and resources used by BFCG to effectively engage, notify and coordinate with the public, stakeholders, and partner agencies.

Draft BFCG Title VI Plan

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) has drafted an updated Title VI Plan. The Title VI of 1964 Civil Rights Act provides that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Public Open House Details

When: Wednesday, April 10th 2019 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Ben Franklin Transit, 1000 Columbia Park Trail, Richland

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public meeting, please contact us at least two days prior to the event, so those needs can be met.

Draft documents are available at this website:

For more information: Call 509-943-9185 or

Request for Quotes

Studies have found ozone levels in the Tri-Cities that sometimes exceed federal standards. Ozone is an air pollutant that can lead to or exacerbate health problems. If these levels continue at the current rate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may designate the region as being in non-attainment in the future. This designation could force additional requirements on local industries, motorists, and potentially impair economic development in the region.

Our agency is currently seeking a qualified public relations firm to create and lead a marketing campaign in effort to generate awareness and educate our community about air quality, the impacts poor air quality has on our community and simple steps our community can take to reduce ozone. For full details on the current request for quotes and to learn more about the Outreach and Education Campaign Concerning Air Quality visit the Public Notices section of our website or contact our office at (509) 943-9185