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Transfinder to hold 4th client conference
April 29, 2013
The school transportation software supplier's annual event will offer more than 30 classroom and hands-on computer sessions. World-renowned mountaineer Gary Guller will give a keynote address on leadership and teamwork.
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.”
Georgia district to test bus passenger tracking system
April 16, 2013
Gordon County Schools will conduct a pilot program of StudentConnect. Company officials say that the system provides real-time notification to parents and school transportation officials when students fail to get on the school bus, as well as when they enter or exit the bus at the wrong stop.
GreenRoad adds fleet tracking to driver management service
April 12, 2013
With the availability of GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, powered by GPS Insight, GreenRoad adds fleet management capabilities to its driver performance and safety solution, which combines real-time, in-vehicle safety feedback with a management portal that provides insight and guidance.
EDULOG grows staff by 20
April 10, 2013
The company, which specializes in logistics and GPS for school districts, has hired 20 employees this month, who are being added in positions throughout the company, such as support, project management and software development. Company President Jason Corbally attributes the growth, in part, to the fact that EDULOG is providing more products and services.
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.
Student tracking app aims to increase reimbursements
March 1, 2013
With the Patron Attendance and Tracking Solution, created by Kevin McGuire of Michigan City (Ind.) Area Schools, bus personnel select students' photos on a tablet as they board or exit the bus. After fully implementing the app on its special-needs buses, the district expects a 20% increase in Medicaid reimbursements.
Tyler Technologies names senior VP for Versatrans line
January 30, 2013
The company appoints Ted Thien senior vice president and general manager of its Versatrans student transportation product line. Thien, who joined the company in 2007, replaces Versatrans President Jim Guzewich, who is retiring.
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.
Cook-Illinois to expand use of Zonar telematics platform
October 4, 2012
The school bus contractor currently uses the platform on 900 buses and plans to use it on 1,300 additional buses by the end of this year. The technology is used to track vehicle mileage, speed, idling and stops, and some routes also utilize Zonar’s electronic vehicle inspection report and ZPass for tracking students.
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.
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.
Incident management solution tracks student discipline
August 23, 2012
Tyler Technologies Inc.'s Tyler Incident Management solution allows users to create and search for incidents and assign them priority and categories. The solution is used to track bullying, disciplinary action, school bus accidents, and school building and bus vandalism.
Monitor ridership, manage fleet with student tracking systems
August 9, 2012

Today’s solutions tell pupil transporters where and when students boarded and disembarked the bus. Officials from companies that offer the solutions say that having this information can help in answering parent inquiries, and by knowing how many buses are needed for transportation, operations can optimize routes.

REI software add-ons monitor fleet heath, video
July 24, 2012
The company's A.R.M.O.R.-Auto Pilot manages downloading, reporting and automated notification of video events, while A.R.M.O.R.-Diagnostics, a vehicle, DVR and camera diagnostics software tool, allows proactive monitoring of a fleet’s health status.
Financial export added to fleet management software
June 19, 2012
Arsenault Associates’ FinanceLink, part of its Dossier version 6.2, allows users to easily export parts purchasing data to business systems for payment and reconciliation.
Transfinder gears up for client training event
May 14, 2012
The company will hold its Third Annual Client Conference this Thursday through Saturday in Albany, N.Y. Officials say attendees will participate in classroom and hands-on computer sessions devoted to using Transfinder's suite of software solutions, and a one-day management session is being offered as well.
Fleet management visionary Charles Arsenault retires
February 1, 2012
As the founder of maintenance software supplier Arsenault Associates steps down, Jack Boetefuer is named CEO. Arsenault launched the company to serve the fleet maintenance sector in 1979.
Huntington Coach receives $50K fleet equipment grant
January 30, 2012
The National School Transportation Association and Zonar Systems co-sponsor the grant, and it was presented to the school bus contractor during the association’s recent Mid-Winter Meeting. Company officials say the money will be used to finish installing GPS technology from Zonar on its fleets.
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.

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