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July 09, 2013  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

District to use Disney tram-like audio messages in buses


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Sun News reports that Horry County Schools (HCS) is modifying audio messages designed for Disney World trams to use in 10 buses this fall to help its drivers and cut down on student discipline problems.

Jim Wright, HCS director of transportation, told the paper that the district will be the first in the U.S. to use the audio system. Students will hear soothing music, safety messages and location alerts.

The system will be used all year on select bus routes that have had the most discipline referrals, with progress being tracked every nine weeks. The system costs approximately $1,300 per bus.

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I've had success experimenting with music selections on the bus, especially with the younger students, and it didn't cost me or the school $1300, it cost me a couple blank CDs and some music off my computer.. I'd be interested to see how the system works though

JohnK    |    Jul 09, 2013 06:08 PM

This is very interesting. I can see something like this being really helpful to young children, new riders, and bus drivers. A substitute driver, who may never have driven the route or drives it infrequently, would have no doubt as to an approaching stop. I would very much like to hear how this works out for them. Please do a follow up article.

SusyT    |    Jul 09, 2013 03:41 PM

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