District Makes Changes After Drop-Off Mishaps

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.


Customizable dashboard

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.


Nebraska district to cut back school bus service

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.

School transportation operators can customize the Viewfinder dashboard with views of the information they need the most at any given moment and track specific aspects of their operation.

Transfinder launches new software at NAPT

The company demonstrates Viewfinder, which can monitor day-to-day operations, providing access to updates on trips, vehicles, students and staff from any device.


School bus driver quits in middle of driving route

The Iowa bus driver brought students she had already picked up to school, but didn’t complete her route, possibly due to frustration with constant route changes. Another driver was sent out to pick up the rest of the students.

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