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.
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.
The mobile security equipment and data management supplier’s products are integrated with Transfinder’s as part of the Marketplace, which is designed to help districts boost efficiency.
At Huntsville Independent School District, students can use their Chromebooks to access their textbooks and homework on the bus.
Patrick Gallagher, SafeStop’s director of sales, shares how the company’s app has increased communication between school districts and parents. Gallagher also foresees more data access as a potential solution to bus driver shortage.