Zum, an end-to-end student transportation solution, landed another contract with a school district on the west coast. Spokane Public Schools awarded a five-year transportation contract, valued at up to $71 million, to Zum. The decision signals the Washington school district's commitment to a cleaner, safer, and more equitable transportation solution, Zum wrote in a press release.
Spokane Public Schools serves roughly 30,000 students across more than 50 school campuses. Starting in August 2023, Zum will expand its transportation services for Spokane Public Schools to provide safe, modern, reliable and efficient student transportation, to include a brand new fleet of school buses and a technology platform designed to manage, monitor and optimize transportation while providing superior safety, communication and customer service for students, families and schools.
The company's technology and reliability were first leveraged by Spokane Public Schools when Zum began serving the district's special education students, McKinney-Vento students, and HEART program, last fall.
"Zum is at the forefront of offering a more modern, equitable transportation model to school districts and families," Transportation Supervisor, Spokane Public Schools Transportation Supervisor Corey Arkle said. "Partnering with Zum allows us to provide a higher level of service with technology that enables parents and district officials to track buses more easily, a new fleet of vehicles, and the latest in safety and reliability."
Spokane ranks among a rapidly growing number of innovative school districts across the U.S. that have partnered with Zum, including Seattle Public Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, and San Bernardino City Unified School District.
"Zum is leading a revolution in the nation's largest mass transit system, and we are privileged to grow our partnership with Spokane Public Schools for student transportation services," Zum Founder and CEO Ritu Narayan said. "We are committed to creating a future where student transportation is more equitable, sustainable and reliable, and we're proud to work with the families and administrators in Spokane to support this mission."
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