SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Transfinder is launching what it describes as a “one-stop shop” for schools seeking solutions to enhance efficiency, safety, and security within their transportation departments.
The initial rollout of the new Transfinder Marketplace will highlight select vendors with products in the following areas: attendance, camera technology, GPS, fleet maintenance, parent portal, professional services, social media, tablet technology, and training.
“School bus transportation has grown increasingly sophisticated — and complicated — in the past three decades when Transfinder came on the scene,” said Antonio Civitella, Transfinder’s president and CEO. “As school districts either turn to technology for the first time or seek enhanced solutions to meet today’s needs, we know the choices can be overwhelming. Having that trusted adviser is essential.”
Civitella said that the Marketplace provides trusted partners whose solutions integrate with Transfinder’s products.
“We know who the top performers are in each of these categories,” Civitella said. “The Marketplace partners we will be showcasing will have been vetted by us and the market, so our clients can rest assured that they have the right partner to meet their objectives.”
To spearhead the initiative, Civitella has appointed Joey Benincasa to the newly created position of strategic partner manager.
“Our clients and the industry as a whole have been asking for this for a long time,” Benincasa said. “With so many companies looking to penetrate the school transportation market, it’s tough to know which vendor to work with. … In essence, we’re providing our clients with a roadmap.”
Transfinder anticipates regularly adding providers and categories of products and services to the Marketplace. For more information, go to transfindermarketplace.com. To reach Joey Benincasa, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 373-3609, ext. 8304.