IRVINE, Calif. — Technology solutions supplier CalAmp is partnering with school districts in four more states to roll out its school bus tracking app Here Comes the Bus for the 2019-20 school year.
Students and families in Rome, N.Y., Johnston County, N.C., Rosemount, Minn., and Fairfax County, Va., will have access to the free mobile app designed to deliver real-time tracking of school bus locations via email and push notification alerts, according to a news release from the supplier.
In addition to the app, the school districts are also partnering with CalAmp to integrate a suite of digital tools on the districts’ buses. The digital tools are created to improve safety, increase fleet efficiency, and save the districts money, according to CalAmp.
"We're honored to make the daily school bus commute safer and more convenient for more than a million users across North America, and we're excited to add these new communities to the Here Comes the Bus family of users," said Michael Burdiek, CEO of CalAmp. "We recognize the incredible power the app affords parents to help them better manage their busy schedules, while also staying more connected to their children traveling to and from school."
Launched in 2015 by Synovia Solutions, a subsidiary of CalAmp, Here Comes The Bus has more than a million downloads and has an average of 350,000 daily users across North America, according to the technology solutions supplier. The app has also earned 4.6 stars on the Apple App store with more than 50,000 reviews.