The initial rollout will showcase companies in such areas as attendance, camera technology, GPS, fleet maintenance, and parent portal.
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 2016 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant Program will provide up to $50,000 to contractors for school bus technology hardware.
The new school buses will also run on propane and will include onboard video surveillance and GPS.
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.
NSTA members Sunrise Transportation and Minnesota Coaches get up to $50,000 each for Zonar fleet management hardware as recipients of the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant.
Mobile and web app MyBusVue provides peace of mind to parents and school employees as children are being transported between school and home.
Ian McKerlich will be responsible for driving the transportation technology supplier’s corporate strategy and product delivery.
BusWise for the C2 school bus will integrate Zonar’s tracking and operations solutions to provide real-time info. Features include Mobileye collision warning and a 360-degree camera system.
MyBusVue communicates up-to-the-minute school bus locations to parent, caregiver and school administrator smartphones and computers via interactive maps.
With the school bus contractor’s new app, Durham Bus Tracker, parents can view the location of their child’s bus in relation to their bus stop.
At Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, school buses are being equipped with ID card readers to record the time and location of students’ boarding and departure.
The new version of the app, which provides a real-time bus locator and other features, improves the parent interface and experience, according to SafeStop.