Human Services Public Transportation Workshop

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WORKSHOP

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments, in cooperation with People for People, the Arc of Tri-Cities, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Ben Franklin Transit is developing the 2018 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP).

You are invited to attend a workshop to provide information for the HSTP to be held on Friday, July 13 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Ben Franklin Transit, 1000 Columbia Park Trail in Richland.
A goal of the workshop is to gather views and experiences of transportation service providers and their clients to ensure their perspectives are represented in the final report. Attendees will be encouraged to recognize and talk about gaps or unmet needs in the client transportation system. A following discussion will identify potential strategies and solutions to address those needs.

If you have any questions concerning the HSTP or the workshop, please feel free to contact Len Pavelka at 509-943-9185 or lpavelka@bfcog.us.

November Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Our office serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Tri-Cities area in southeastern Washington State. We also serve as the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) for jurisdictions within Benton & Franklin counties.

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Request for Qualified Provider

Contract Loan Business Services Provider

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) is currently seeking a Contract Loan Business Services Provider. The BFCG is designated as the bi-county Economic Development District (EDD) for Benton and Franklin counties, in southeastern Washington State.

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City of Richland “Ask Richland Business” Features the BFCG

What is Ask Richland Business?

The City of Richland Business & Economic Development
Office initiated Ask Richland Business to serve people with
creative ideas and entrepreneurial minds. Each month, the
city will host a mobile resource center at a different location
within the City of Richland. Anyone in need of business
support can receive first-come/first-serve assistance. While
this list isn’t exhaustive, here are the types of assistance you
can expect to receive:

-Contact information and resources for business counseling
-Loan, financing, grant, and gap-funding resources
-Brief presentations on City funded grants and their
application process
-Information on navigating licenses and regulations
-Information on how to access resources from City Planning, –
-Building, and Energy Services
-Information and resources for available buildings, property,
and future developments.

The August edition will feature funding programs available at
the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) and will
begin at 4:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. at the Richland
Public Library. No appointment necessary.

2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Public Open House

Public Open House

Join the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments & Ben Franklin Transit Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00PM-6:30PM at the Ben Franklin Transit Administration Building to learn about and provide feedback on future transportation plans and projects.

The TIP, a federally mandated document, is a planning document of current transportation projects planned to be completed or constructed in the upcoming four years in the Benton-Franklin region. Click here to view the Draft TIP.

Date: Wednesday, August 30th
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Ben Franklin Transit
Administration Building
Address: 1000 Columbia Park Trail,
Richland, WA 99352

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments fully complies with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and related statues and regulations in all programs and activities.