We’re tuning into ‘livable and sustainable’ elements each city and county includes in their revision process – no simple task in our sprawling community of multiple jurisdictions. ALSC is committed to engaging our leaders, elected & appointed, in the work of establishing policies that create a richer quality of life for all in the MidColumbia.
Who shapes the Big Picture in our regional community?
Benton Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) fulfills its Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsibilities through Tri‐MATS (Tri‐Cities Metropolitan Area Transportation Study), consisting of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), a Policy Advisory Committee (PAC), and the BFCG Board. The mission is a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive planning process that results in regional multi‐modal transportation plans and programs that anticipate the social, economic, and environmental needs of the metropolitan area, the region, and the state. Major products of this process are the long‐range Metropolitan/Regional Transportation Plan (M/RTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), a comprehensive transit plan, and special planning and research studies. The BFCG is comprised of sixteen member jurisdictions, which represent the region’s population of 255,075.