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District to change school busing requirement to boost attendance
June 25, 2015
The Connecticut district will allow students who live more than half a mile from school — down from 1 mile — to ride the bus. Chronic absenteeism is up to 17% among kindergartners.
Illinois, New York districts select SafeStop app
June 18, 2015
The app will provide parents real-time information on the location of their child's bus and estimated arrival times as well as information on school closures, delayed openings or important events.
Transfinder unveils new routing software program
May 5, 2015
Routefinder Pro v12.0 offers features that enable simultaneous school routing, simplify routing for unassigned students and prevent mistakenly modifying records, company officials say.
Seon acquires routing software provider
April 27, 2015
The supplier’s purchase of U.S. Computing complements its existing portfolio of video and fleet management products and will solidify its position in the school bus routing market, company officials said.
Texas district to expand school bus service next year
April 15, 2015
About 2,000 more Spring ISD students will be able to ride the bus, thanks to a decision by the district’s board. The cost for the first year will be $3.6 million.
BusBoss contest offers free route optimization
March 31, 2015
The school bus routing software supplier will give away a full route optimization service to one eligible school district in the U.S.
School Bus Software Offering More Accessibility, One-Stop Shop Options
February 27, 2015

Choices abound for routing and fleet maintenance software packages that are available on any web-connected device, eliminate the need to spend time importing and exporting data to one central location, and automatically track a variety of information in real time.

Minnesota district launches late-bus alert app
February 25, 2015
St. Paul Public Schools’ free MySPPS Bus application provides alerts on school buses that are running more than 10 minutes late.
Transfinder reports 20% revenue increase in 2014
February 5, 2015
The company marked its 15th consecutive year of sustained revenue growth, officials said. Transfinder also experienced significant growth within the K-12 market.
Masonlane routing software aims to keep cost low
January 22, 2015
The company is using the Software as a Service model to keep costs low on Sunray, its cloud-based software. This model also provides an easy online purchasing process.
TAPT: Bus stop bill could reduce safety, raise costs
January 15, 2015
The Texas Association for Pupil Transportation says a bill that would require home-side school bus stops would increase operating costs an estimated 30%, which could force districts to reduce bus service.
Transfinder offering Santa Claus free routing software access
December 22, 2014
In addition to offering Transfinder’s Routefinder Pro product to determine the most efficient route and navigate around any potential hazards, Transfinder will provide access to its Busfinder product, dubbed Sleighfinder on this occasion, to schedule and plan Santa’s busy travel day.
Transfinder to open new office in Texas
November 12, 2014
The Austin office will offer additional support hours and training. Texas has Transfinder’s second-largest concentration of customers.
Jim Beekman named SBF’s Administrator of the Year
November 10, 2014
The industry veteran galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented improvements that led to increased efficiency, multi-million-dollar savings and high staff morale.
Ferguson school district extends busing in ‘hot zone’
August 21, 2014
In light of the civil unrest that has captivated the nation in recent weeks, the Ferguson-Florissant School District expands its school bus service to make sure students get to school safely. Bus routes for an elementary school in the “hot zone” of unrest will temporarily pick up children inside the normal 1-mile radius walk zone.
Louisiana districts get more time for bus route changes
August 7, 2014
An opinion from the state attorney general determines that districts should begin the process of complying with Act 654, which prohibits school bus drivers from picking up or dropping off students in locations where they would have to cross traffic lanes, but that the act gives no specified completion date, letting districts take their time to implement changes.
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.
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