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Short on funds, Indiana district cuts buses, lengthens routes
July 18, 2014
After a year that saw a transportation funding referendum defeated and a waiver to end school bus service denied, Muncie Community Schools redesigns and rebids its bus routes to cut costs. Most of the routes are now longer and will carry more students on each bus, and there are fewer buses overall.
Louisiana state law may put more miles on school buses
July 8, 2014
The law, which was intended to address safety problems in metropolitan areas, prohibits school bus drivers from loading or unloading students at school or near their homes in a way that would cause them to have to cross traffic lanes. School districts statewide are concerned that the law will cause them to double their travel times, increase their budgets and inconvenience parents.
District aims to cut costs in busing with hub transfers
June 26, 2014
Starting next year at Quakertown (Pa.) Community School District, private and charter school students will be transported to hub locations and will then transfer to another bus for the rest of the trip. The district superintendent calls the move "an important cost-saving measure."
District honored for school bus routing after tornado
May 12, 2014
The transportation department at Missouri's Joplin Schools receives the 2014 Public Sector Excellence Award from Tyler Technologies for its creative use of the Versatrans transportation management system following a May 2011 tornado, including identifying students affected by the disaster and creating new routes around the damaged areas. Two more school districts are among the seven other award recipients.
Transfinder VP wins 40 Under Forty award
March 12, 2014
Joseph Rossi, vice president of global sales at Transfinder, is one of this year’s recipients of the award from an Albany, N.Y., business journal. Transfinder President and CEO Antonio Civitella says of Rossi, “He continues to deliver. It's exciting to work alongside him every day."
District's app lets parents check for bus delays
February 3, 2014
Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools launches a new school bus notification system that provides info on delays of 15 minutes or more. The program displays the bus number, whether it is a morning or afternoon bus, the length of the delay and the schools affected.
Consultant Lance Osler joins School Bus Logistics
January 23, 2014
Osler will provide route operations support and software consulting services to current customers and prospects. He comes to the company with a combined 17 years of Edulog and Versatrans experience, which officials say increases opportunities for School Bus Logistics to provide professional routing services and consulting in terms of startup, mid-level and advanced routing operations support.
Transfinder reports 10% revenue increase in 2013
January 21, 2014
The company’s revenue grew from $7,850,000 in 2012 to $8,605,000 in 2013. Transfinder had other milestones last year as well, including expansion of its products and services into the Caribbean and an increase in its staff.
Roberts Hawaii, Ground Transport to bus students in Oahu
December 4, 2013
The contracts will start with the 2014-15 school year — Roberts Hawaii receives 181 routes, and Ground Transport receives 124 routes. This is the latest step in the Hawaii State Department of Education’s “Get on Board” initiative, which aims to reform the state’s student transportation system.
Wyoming district gets iPads for school buses
October 31, 2013
At Sheridan County School District #1, 20 iPads have been assigned to 20 vehicles, which allows the transportation staff to ensure that any bus driver has access to the technology that is available through the device, including road and travel reports, weather conditions, health information about students and students’ addresses. Transportation Director Lori Thornburg discusses with SBF how the iPads are helping to increase safety and efficiency.
200 more students to get bus service in Hawaii
October 28, 2013
Beginning in November, the State Department of Education's "Get on Board" pilot program will provide school transportation to about 200 more students. The first phase of the initiative restored service to about 350 students at the beginning of the school year.
Oregon district adds riders but decreases route buses
October 10, 2013
Last school year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools added two schools and changed bell times. The district's routing team was able to increase efficiency and reduce the number of large buses by 1% and small buses by 2% compared to the previous year.
North Carolina district makes changes for smoother bus service
August 22, 2013
The Wake County Public School System has hired more bus drivers, developed more realistic bus routes and improved how parents can access information about transportation in an effort to prevent the problems that occurred at the beginning of the last school year. Last school year, there were complaints about buses arriving very late or not at all.
EDULOG and Alpha Communications grow business, teams
July 10, 2013
The routing software provider and the installation company are business partners, and officials say both companies have hired more employees in recent months to handle the increased demand for their services. EDULOG has been steadily hiring since April, and Alpha Communications is increasing the size of its hardware installation team by 38% this summer.
Transfinder to hold 4th client conference
April 29, 2013
The school transportation software supplier's annual event will offer more than 30 classroom and hands-on computer sessions. World-renowned mountaineer Gary Guller will give a keynote address on leadership and teamwork.
Transfinder enhances school bus routing software
April 23, 2013
The company, which provides student transportation management systems, will release version 11.0 of Routefinder Pro and Infofinder le, its district-wide communication solution. The upgrades include integration with Infofinder mobile, which allows users to access transportation information in real time.
Kansas district benefits from EDULOG’s solutions
April 16, 2013
Fort Leavenworth School District, USD #207, faced numerous challenges in transporting students and keeping track of them due to a high student turnover rate, routing changes and budgetary constraints. Officials say that in the two years since EDULOG’s student tracking and routing solutions have been installed, they’ve “never lost a student,” and making changes to routes is “easy.”
Transfinder to exhibit at Dubai school transportation conference
April 15, 2013
The school transportation management solutions provider will showcase its routing software at the event, which is scheduled for April 21-23. Featured in the company’s exhibit will be a demonstration of its mobile application for accessing and documenting transportation information on an iPad.
Book offers 'Best Practices in Student Transportation'
April 1, 2013
Transfinder publishes the new book by Dan Roberts, who has 40 years of experience in school transportation. Roberts says that the concepts in the book "were developed through years of dealing with issues and seeking better ways to operate transportation departments."
Trapeze Group names new director of sales
March 25, 2013
Christopher A. Rotolo joins the company as director of sales for the school division. Officials say he comes to Trapeze Group as it prepares to launch several new software technology solutions, and they say that he will help to educate customers on how the solutions could benefit their operations.
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