San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) in California has awarded Zum a five-year, $79.5-million contract for its tech-enabled student transportation services.
The district, which serves 47,000 students in 72 schools, joins other U.S. school systems that have selected Zum, including Los Angeles Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, Metro Nashville (Tennessee) Public Schools, and Seattle (Washington) Public Schools.
"With this decision, San Bernardino will be able to deliver superior service built around the needs of students, families and the teachers, administrators and drivers committed to creating the best educational experience for children," said Ritu Narayan, founder and CEO of Zum. "Zum is at the forefront of a transformation in student transportation, helping schools move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to safer, greener, more reliable transportation services."
"San Bernardino City Unified looks forward to adding Zum to our transportation system," said Marie Espinosa, transportation director for SBCUSD. "Our students deserve the best, and Zum will help us bring a higher level of service to our school community. San Bernardino City Unified School District challenged all of our transportation partners to add real-time communication about the location of buses for parents and invest in a greener fleet that will make neighborhoods along bus routes healthier. Zum was chosen because they met our high expectations."