The supplier demonstrates its navigation device for school buses and its Return to Route solution, designed to keep drivers on track.
Wi-Fi for students and live on-vehicle video streaming are among the topics to be discussed in a free web seminar on Cisco’s Connected Transportation for Education.
The company launches a program in which it proposes to buy out any school district’s contract with a competing routing software provider.
A ridership drop during the Fourth of July holiday for a summer program has one student dropped off at her stop 20 minutes early and another dropped off at the wrong stop. Springfield (Mo.) Public Schools instructs drivers to maintain stop times and set routing system safeguards.
In the $3.5 million annual pact with Lackawanna City School District, the contractor will provide transportation services, routing implementation, and 50 new vehicles.
The contractor is replacing Freetown-Lakeville's current school buses with a new fleet equipped with GPS, crossing gates, and the Child Check-Mate System.
The software enhancements are designed to increase safety and provide cost savings for fleet operators, according to the supplier.
As statistics show, school buses are the safest way for children to get to school. But for parents, knowing that their kids are on the right bus is just as important.
Viewfinder is designed to help school transportation operators easily monitor day-to-day operations, providing access to updates on trips, field trips, vehicles, students and staff from any device, company officials said.
Anna Hamrick of Allen Independent School District has become a Certified Director of Pupil Transportation through NAPT.
Omaha Public Schools is trying to simplify its busing system and cut costs by reducing the number of schools that students can apply to and still be eligible to ride the bus. The district’s transportation costs are high compared with other urban Midwestern districts.
Richmond (Va.) Public Schools will now take students directly to after-school programs instead of transporting them to a different school to wait for another bus after a second bus fails to arrive and strands three students.
A lack of clear leadership, a “culture of distrust” and inadequate staffing factored into the district’s school transportation meltdown this fall, an attorney finds.