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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.
Transfinder achieves 20% revenue growth in 2012
January 22, 2013
The transportation management solutions provider also added 143 new clients and increased its staff to 65 last year. Revenues grew from $6.5 million to $7.85 million.
A day in the life of a transportation director
January 8, 2013

At Shelby County Schools, enhanced driver training and partnerships with school staff have led to drastic improvements in student behavior on the bus. Here, we spend a day with Director of Transportation Debbie Rike to see how she steers the operation toward success.

Iowa study probes stop-arm safety measures
January 4, 2013
The report, required by last year's "Kadyn's Law," analyzes ways to potentially reduce illegal passing of school buses, including stop-arm cameras. Researchers find that home-side loading should be encouraged as a best practice but not required.
Taking on the top challenges of the job
December 4, 2012

Clearly, the job of transportation director is not getting any easier. It takes people with a healthy supply of those “Top Traits” to lead transportation departments through these challenging times.

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.

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