Suppliers are working to provide even more detailed student, route tracking information and instant communication with administrators and parents with their solutions. They also work to ensure compliance with state policies and regulations.
Seven First Student sites are rolling out new in-vehicle tablet software that is designed to connect various parts of their operations, such as routes, drivers, vehicle tracking, GPS, and payroll.
Jennifer Love of New Jersey is pushing for legislation that would require all of the state’s special-needs buses to be equipped with video surveillance cameras and GPS systems.
Florence Unified School District #1 and Boyertown Area School District partner with technology solutions supplier CalAmp to roll out the “Here Comes the Bus” app on their buses.
FirstView is now being used by nearly 200 school districts across North America.
The fleet tracking solution provider, which created the Here Comes the Bus tracking app, expects its acquisition by CalAmp to accelerate growth.
The 2019 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant will provide winners with up to $50,000 in fleet management technology from Zonar.
The Student Transportation Oversight Package (STOP) increases reporting requirements for the city’s Department of Education and requires two-way radio and GPS systems on all school buses.
Real-time GPS tracking, telematics, and live video streaming present potential benefits for transportation directors, especially while working offsite.
The supplier’s Routefinder PLUS will provide access to advanced geospatial and routing engines and a catalog of detailed maps.
Wayfinder helps school transportation providers quickly build and adjust routes, track vehicles, and provide turn-by-turn directions.
Fleetio Drive uses the built-in sensors in drivers’ smartphones to track trip distance, location, and the duration of driving events such as phone usage, speeding, aggressive acceleration, and hard braking.
Transfinder expects the agreement, the first in its 28-year history, to increase its exposure in both the K-12 and non-K-12 markets and strengthen Synovia’s product offerings in both sectors as well.