Children’s ridesharing companies are offering more than just home-to-school transportation. The service also proves helpful for a variety of school trips, tackling bus driver shortage, and helping schools save on transportation costs.
The children’s ridesharing company launches its ride service in Phoenix, Houston, and Seattle.
In addition to Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, the children’s ridesharing company will now provide transportation to schools in Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; Miami; Phoenix; Dallas; Chicago; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.
The city’s Department of Education teams up with Via to launch a new school bus routing, tracking, and communication platform, in addition to installing GPS systems on all of its school buses.
Even if scooters aren’t in your community today, they are likely in the neighboring areas your buses travel to on field trips, and they may even be in your community tomorrow. Being aware can help your drivers to ensure continued safety.
The school transportation company led a $3.6 million Series A funding round to help Kango expand its student ridesharing and childcare services.
The company has been operating in California and Colorado. This is its first foray into the East Coast market.
Children’s rideshare services can offer scheduling flexibility, quick response time, and more efficient use of resources when serving homeless, foster care, and special-needs students. Factors to consider are budget and coordination between multiple parties.
Toby McGraw takes on the newly created role of senior vice president of sales. He will lead public and private partnership sales and account management.
After launching in Denver earlier this year, the app-based child transportation service broadens its coverage of California.
In addition to their nimble, responsive service, the kid-focused rideshares offer a learning opportunity in how they cater to parents’ needs and wants.
The move marks HopSkipDrive’s first operation outside of California.
With a variety of non-yellow vehicles, app-based companies are offering parents an easy way to schedule rides for their children. Some see this type of dynamic service playing a bigger part in pupil transportation in the near future.
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