Public Participation Plan

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The Cable Bridge connects Benton and Franklin counties, crossing the Columbia River to link the cities of Pasco and Kennewick, WA.

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.

click The public is invited to review and provide comment.

enter site 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.

go to link 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

Human Services 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

Office Delay and Closures


Delay due to Adverse Weather Conditions. Our office will open at 9:30 am. Please call the Hanford Hotline at 509-376-9999 for the latest updates.

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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