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Calif. district extends busing through 2nd semester
October 30, 2012
School bus service to geographically remote areas will continue through the end of the school year at Lake Elsinore Unified School District. The board had earlier approved temporary bus service, for the first semester, for nearly 2,200 students who live in remote areas.
Seon Design, U.S. Computing to offer integrated solution
October 23, 2012
Seon’s vMax Live Plus real-time tracking system will be combined with U.S. Computing’s routing software — vMax Live Plus AVL data will be shared with the Compass web-based routing application. Officials say that pupil transporters will have the ability to conduct comparative analysis of planned versus actual routes, as well as generate reports on route efficiency, fleet performance and driver behavior.
Ore. district revises bell times, cuts road calls
September 25, 2012
The Salem-Keizer Public Schools transportation department has adjusted all school bell times, which director Michael Shields says reduced the number of routes without causing problems or service interruptions. In other news, road calls were reduced for all vehicles by 38.4% compared to the previous year.
State directors: Why we do it this way
September 25, 2012

State pupil transportation directors discuss their states’ school bus specs and procedures that stand out, from fluorescent driver seat belts to buffer zones at the back of the bus.

Synovia, Everyday Solutions merge to form new company
September 24, 2012
Officials say that the company, Synovia Solutions, will offer a cost-effective, broad set of solutions to automate school transportation management for K-12 organizations, including school districts and private school bus companies serving school districts. The products will include such features as real-time GPS tracking with key performance indicators and integration with route planning, driver and rider attendance applications, and parent notification systems.
Identifying and evaluating school bus route hazards
September 20, 2012

To ensure students’ safety, transportation managers must implement a procedure for this effort that includes scheduled onsite reviews and a means to efficiently communicate the hazards to staff. School bus drivers, local and state police, and local emergency operations centers should be involved.

NYC Dept. of Education honored for GIS work
September 13, 2012
The department receives a Special Achievement in GIS award at an Esri conference. Alex Robinson, executive director of the department’s Office of Pupil Transportation, tells SBF that in addition to the more than 8,000 school buses on routes daily, "we couldn’t do what we do without amazing mapping technology and GIS experts."
Routing solution utilizes online mapping technology
August 28, 2012
OnTerra's RouteSavvy Online Basic is based on optimization algorithms that leverage Bing Maps web mapping technology. The solution also features a built-in scheduling tool and an easy-to-use interface.
District revamps transportation for increased efficiency
August 21, 2012
Arlington (Va.) Public Schools implements routing software, establishes a call center to assist families, and plans to assign students to specific routes and bus stops. Bus passes will also be issued for the upcoming school year.
With parent input, Atlanta adds 49 buses, 850 stops
August 16, 2012
Atlanta Public Schools conducts a district-wide review of its transportation system and takes in feedback on issues that have arisen since school started. The result is more buses, more stops and more crossing guards “to ensure that all students travel to and from their schools in a safe and efficient manner,” district officials say.
Ind. district to adopt transit-style bus routes
August 7, 2012
The changes at Washington Community Schools will take effect Aug. 14 and are made in response to state budget constraints. Officials say the routes now have designated stops within an area or region throughout the city limits, and buses will no longer do door-to-door stops, among other new policies.
Calif. district restores some busing for fall
July 31, 2012
Temporary school bus routes will serve nearly 2,200 Lake Elsinore Unified School District students who live in remote areas. The district had decided earlier in the year to cut regular-ed transportation, but officials now say that about $350,000 in one-time funding is available to restore limited busing.
Fla. district preps busing changes for GOP convention
July 12, 2012
Road closures and increased traffic will be among the challenges for Hillsborough County Public Schools’ transportation department as the Republican National Convention comes to Tampa in late August. Alternate busing plans will go into effect before the convention so staff and students can get used to the different routes.
Update: Hawaii restores some bus routes
July 5, 2012
Facing pressure from lawmakers and the public, state education officials save school bus service for about 300 students. Also, busing for year-round schools is extended for the month of July.
Over 100 school bus routes to be cut in Hawaii
July 3, 2012
As part of efforts to tackle a transportation budget shortfall of $17 million, the Hawaii Department of Education identifies 103 school bus routes to be eliminated. The move affects nearly 2,400 students.
Doctoral candidates win 1st prize for bus routing system
June 28, 2012
Jeremy North and William Ellegood, University of Missouri–St. Louis doctoral candidates, win the graduate school research fair with their project "Applying Business Logistic Optimization Modeling to School Bus Routing." Their algorithm aims to minimize the distance traveled and the number of buses required for transporting students.
Transfinder achieves 13.5% revenue growth in 2011
January 17, 2012
The school transportation management solutions provider reports that along with the double-digit revenue growth, it added 169 new clients and increased staff to 60 last year.
Fla. district targets efficiency, saves $6.5M
January 3, 2012
Orange County Public Schools takes numerous steps to make its transportation operation more efficient, from consolidating routes and stops to reducing the number of surplus buses. Senior Director of Transportation Jim Beekman discusses the changes with SBF.
Ohio district to use Versatrans product suite
December 12, 2011
Tyler Technologies has signed an agreement with Columbus City Schools to provide the district with its student transportation management solution. In addition to the core routing and planning product, the district selects many other Versatrans applications, including Onscreen for GPS and Triptracker.
Transfinder to release new version of routing software
October 11, 2011
Transfinder's version 10.0 of Routefinder Pro contains several powerful features, including new integration with Servicefinder, Transfinder's fleet maintenance solution, and with third-party student tracking systems, such as Zonar's ZPass.

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