2016 SOV/HOV Windshield Survey
During May, the BFCG Transportation Programs office coordinated a windshield survey to tally the percentages of Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOV) vs. High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) at key locations throughout the Tri-City Metropolitan Area and Hanford Site. Surveys were completed at twenty-three locations spread across the urban area, with vanpool totals and the Hanford Commute being points of focus. Please click 2016 SOV/HOV Survey to access the summary report.
2016 Regional Active Transportation Plan
Developed over 2015 and 2016, the 2016 Regional Active Transportation Plan fulfills federal requirements (23 CFR 450) that a metropolitan transportation plan contain a bicycle and pedestrian component as well as addresses state direction (RCW 36.70A) that regional transportation plans encourage efficient multimodal transportation systems that are based on regional priorities and coordinated with county and city comprehensive plans. The Plan was formally adopted by the BFCG Board on June 17, 2016
2015 Regional Boundaries and Transportation Funding Report
The purpose of the 2015 Regional Boundaries and Transportation Funding Report is to describe the lesser known boundaries, as they pertain to transportation
funding. This report contains a brief background of the US Census and a short synopsis of the Benton‐
Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) and its role as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO),
Transportation Management Area (TMA) and the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO).
Also included, is an overview of the state and federal transportation funding available to our region and
information relating to federal transportation legislation.
2014 Coordinated Public Human Services Transportation Plan
Federal law requires a Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) every four years. The 2014 Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan for Benton and Franklin Counties fulfills the mandate for a Plan that defines how Benton and Franklin Counties may best meet federal expectations of a coordinated, cost-effective and efficient transportation system for the transportation disadvantaged in the two-county area. The plan was adopted by the BFCG Board in December of 2014 and can be accessed at the following link:
For more information regarding the Coordinated Public Transit Human Service Transportation Plan, contact Len Pavelka or (509) 943-9185
Columbia River Crossing Study (CRCS)
The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) Transportation Programs Office coordinated a study evaluating the future need and optimal location for a future Columbia River bridge crossing. Local cities, counties, ports, TRIDEC, ASCE, and Ben Franklin Transit were partners in the study, led by a steering committee consisting of local officials. An Executive Summary and Final Alternatives Map are available by accessing the links below.
2014 Cycling Tri-Cities Map
The 2014 Cycling Tri-Cities bike map is available to be downloaded onto mobile devices through a commercial website known as Maplet. There is a cost for access to Maplet’s library of mobile maps. Please use this link: Cycling Tri-Cities to access the bike map on the Maplet website.
For a free download of a 11×17 .pdf of the map, please click: Cycling Tri-Cities
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some of the items on this website. Click here to download the free reader
To download a jpeg image file of the front & back of the map please click on the images below:
Major Employers Report
The 2014 Major Employers Report is an update of the document released on 2010. The purpose of the report is to provide a snapshot of regional employment within Benton and Franklin Counties. The list includes private and public sector employers. For the purposes of this report, only employers with 100 or more employees were included.
Employment data was collected during the Spring and Summer of 2014. The employment data was verified by contacting the Human Resources Department of each employer. Information from the Tri-Cities Development Council (TRIDEC), The Department of Energy and the Washington State Employment and Security Department was referenced during data collection.
New to the report:
• Employment by Industry
• Employment by County
• Employment Clusters Map within the RTPO
The Major Employers Report does not claim to have captured all employees or entities within Benton and Franklin Counties. Only available resources were used to compile the report. Employment data from the report will also assist with the 2015 update of the Tri-Cities Area Traffic Model.
For more information contact Jacob Gonzalez or (509) 943-9185
2013 Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area Congestion Management Process
Federal law requires development of a Congestion Management Process (CMP) in a Transportation Management Area (TMA). The Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area became a TMA in 2012 with the release of 2010 Census data showing the Metropolitan Area had a population exceeding 200,000, which triggered the federal TMA designation.
The 2013 Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area Congestion Management Process was formally adopted by the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments Board on December 20th, 2013.
If you have any questions concerning the CMP development process please contact Len Pavelka or (509) 943-9185