Terms of Use

Ben Franklin Transit owns this website and the BFT MyRide App.

 Ben Franklin Transit (the Agency) either owns the intellectual property rights in the underlying HTML, text, audio clips, video clips and other content (the Content) that is made available to you on this web site and app, or has obtained the expressed permission of the owner of the intellectual property to use the Content on this website.


 Ben Franklin Transit does not guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on this website.  This web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors and the information is provided without warranty or condition of any kind.

 Maps Disclaimer

 Ben Franklin Transit offers this information in good faith, but makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, with regard to the correctness, accuracy and/or reliability of this data. Do not rely on this map as being a precise indicator of feature locations, measurements, routes, or navigation.

 Applications Disclaimer

The Agency has a number of applications associated with the website.  Any personal information that you may submit through these applications including email address and contact information is collected solely for the purpose of utilizing the specific application.  Cookies may be used in Google Analytics as described below.

 Privacy Statement – General

 We are committed to providing our visitors with a website that respects their privacy.  This page summarizes the privacy practices of the website and all associated systems, processes and applications under the direct control of Ben Franklin Transit.

 We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or email address.  This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via email, or registering in a secure portion of the site. Any personal information you do provide is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 We use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our website.  We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site or their usage patterns unless unauthorized use of the Agency's website is detected or is required for a law enforcement investigation.

 We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of third party services used by the website and the BFT MyRide App and encourage you to examine each site's privacy policy and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability and correctness of material and information found.

 Third party services used by the BFT MyRide App

 The BFT MyRide App uses the following third party services and by installing the BFT MyRide App you accept any associated terms and policies utilized by the services outlined below

 Google Maps

 The BFT MyRide App uses Google Maps to display route and stop information. Specific Google Maps Terms of Use are available here.

 Google OAuth

 The BFT MyRide App uses the Google Authentication API to allow users to log in to the BFT MyRide App using their Google account, if it is enabled in the BFT MyRide App Admin page. The Google Accounts Authentication API Terms of Use are available here.

 Google Recaptcha

 The BFT MyRide App uses reCAPTCHA to ensure that only humans sign up to use The BFT MyRide App. Please visit this webpage for more details.

 One Signal

 The BFT MyRide App uses OneSignal services to perform push notifications. This allows the BFT MyRide App to send out bus time notifications and news alerts to users that have signed up to receive them in a web browser or Native App. OneSignal’s Privacy Policy is available here.


 The BFT MyRide App uses Facebook OAuth authentication to allow users to log in to the BFT MyRide App using their Facebook account, if it is enabled in the BFT MyRide App Admin page. Facebook’s Privacy Policy is available here.


 The BFT MyRide App uses Twilio for both inbound and outbound bus time and news alert notifications via the user’s provided SMS phone number. Twilio’s Privacy Policy is available here.


 The BFT MyRide App uses Bit.ly to generate short URLs that link to pages in the BFT MyRide App website or Native App. Bit.ly’s Privacy Policy is available here.

 Privacy Statement - Secured Transactions

The Agency is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  When the Agency receives your personal information through a secured environment, the Agency will only ask you for the personal information that it needs to provide you with the service you request.  The Agency will use all reasonable steps to ensure the security of that information once received and will not distribute it to any third party unless required by law to do so.

 For questions or comments regarding these practices, or for additional information about the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, contact the Public Records Coordinator by e-mail at rorvis@bft.org, or call 509.734.5125.

 Google Analytics Terms of Use

 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 Trademarks and Copyright

 ​Ben Franklin Transit crest and logo are registered trademarks of Ben Franklin Transit.  All text, graphics, photos, audio and video contained in this web site and the BFT MyRide App, are protected under copyright law.

 By using the BFT MyRide App you accept the Terms and Conditions outlined in this document.