Zonar Count is designed to count passengers who get on and off a vehicle while tracking travel time, passenger trip length, and operating costs per passenger trip.
The 2017 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant program will provide winners with up to $50,000 worth of school bus technology hardware from Zonar.
The New Jersey substitute driver and aide dropped off the 11-year-old girl, who is nonverbal, at a home located nearly 3 miles from her own home.
More than 30 school districts receive up to $50,000 each for school bus security, safety, and efficiency technology hardware.
The companies — SafeStop Inc., Synovia Solutions, Treker, and Zonar — provide apps that help parents find information about their children's bus routes, stops, and arrival times.
At Huntsville Independent School District, students can use their Chromebooks to access their textbooks and homework on the bus.
Patrick Gallagher, SafeStop’s director of sales, shares how the company’s app has increased communication between school districts and parents. Gallagher also foresees more data access as a potential solution to bus driver shortage.
The 2016 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant Program will provide up to $50,000 to contractors for school bus technology hardware.
Three schools in Clover Park School District will use Zonar’s Z Pass system through June 14. Based on the results, district officials will consider a districtwide student identification system.
Chesterfield County Public Schools’ five area offices for transportation plan to tweet as soon as possible if a bus is running late by 15 minutes or more.
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.
Several voluntary safety program best practices would be worthy of inclusion in a beyond compliance program. NSTA encourages FMCSA to utilize the performance metrics of preventable accidents, non-preventable accidents and Department of Transportation reportable crashes when measuring all programs.
Indianapolis Public Schools is using Here Comes the Bus, which lets parents track their child’s bus, on a few buses before rolling it out district-wide. A few other districts in the state piloted the app last year.