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Tips for enhancing efficiency
September 9, 2010

Efficiency in a school transportation operation can include vehicle fuel economy and productivity of technicians. But if we really want to talk efficiency, the discussion must focus on routing — specifically, the policies that shape school bus routes and the processes put in place to evaluate those routes.

Transfinder clients earn routing software certification
August 23, 2010
The clients became certified Routefinder Pro users by completing a 50-question exam that tested their knowledge and proper use of the software. The exam was given during the transportation management system provider's National Client Conference in July.
Why Miles Matter
July 27, 2010

A veteran transportation director discusses the importance of reducing fuel use — and how to make it happen.

American Logistics to help serve Texas districts
June 4, 2010
The special-needs transportation management company has partnered with Innovative Transportation Solutions with the goal of improving services and reducing transportation costs for school districts statewide.
Provider Enterprises awarded for efficiency
June 4, 2010
The special-needs school transportation company has reportedly reduced fuel consumption by nearly 10 percent, for a savings of approximately $50,000, by using fleet tracking technology from Navman Wireless.
Transfinder offers updated routing software
March 29, 2010
Version 9.0 of Routefinder Pro contains features for pupil transportation personnel to optimize routes and analyze their operations to better understand current metrics. Mapping technology displays each student’s home relative to his or her morning and afternoon stops.
Tyler Technologies taps Fahey for Versatrans
March 2, 2010
John Fahey recently retired from the Buffalo (N.Y.) City School District, where he oversaw transportation as assistant superintendent for 18 years. At Tyler, he joins the team that consults with districts on the efficiency, organization and overall effectiveness of their transportation operations.
Restructuring Transportation for Tight Budgets
October 29, 2009

Districts across the country are facing budget cuts — sometimes drastic. Pupil transportation professionals are examining innovative ways to maintain current levels of service with significantly fewer dollars.

Software Simplifies Routing With Invaluable Data, Capabilities
September 1, 2009

The routing and scheduling software currently available to school bus operations is user-friendly and designed to make the routing process as smoo...

District’s bus route information accessible on Website
August 5, 2009
The Madison County Schools (MCS) board of education invested in software by Transfinder Corp. last year that enables parents to view bus route information on the transportation page of the district’s Website.
Routing Systems Tout Enhancements
September 1, 2007

With advances in routing software becoming more affordable and accessible to school bus operators, getting kids to school and back home safely and on ...

N.C. report highlights route data
September 1, 2007

RALEIGH, N.C. — The average reported morning bus ride to school in North Carolina for the 2006-07 school year was 25 minutes, and the average d...

How Small Operations Conquer Big Challenges
April 1, 2006

The challenges some smaller operations face can mirror those of larger operations. However, dealing with difficult routing scenarios, attendance issues or the expense of training materials for just a handful of drivers makes a huge difference.

Software Systems Offer Diverse Features
April 1, 2005

While computer software isn’t new to the pupil transportation industry, it’s becoming more involved in the range of elements that make up school bus o...

Re-Assessing Route and Stop Safety
March 1, 2005

According to statistics compiled by the Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Education Unit, there were nine loading/unloading fat...

Routing Software the Key to Efficiency, Lowered Costs
February 1, 2004

Computers are no strangers to the classroom, and as technology has progressed and improved accordingly with society’s needs, many of these Pentium-pow...

What's New in the Top 100
December 1, 2003

No-cost option for communication upgrade

Radios with telephone capabilities in addition to two-way function are used in an innovative comm...

How to Squeeze Every Penny From Your Bottom Line
June 1, 2003

After 16 years as a pupil transportation consultant and 23 years in student transportation, I can say that 2003 has posed the most significant budget ...

Spring Branch ISD Takes Two-Sided Approach to Success
February 1, 2003

Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston believes it can provide better transportation service to its students by splitting the program. O...

Surmounting the Obstacles of Transporting Homeless Children
September 1, 2001

When families become homeless, education becomes secondary to the primary needs of shelter, food and clothing. Homeless children can disappear from sc...

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