SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTIVATES BUS TRACKING APP

On every corner in every city, children wait on the bus to arrive. School transportation is a vast logistic operation.

The Nassau County School
District has 88 bus drivers covering 160 bus routes that transport over 6,000 students. Bus drivers travel an average of 8,000 miles daily and make over 4,000 bus stops in a geographic region that is just over 650 square miles. While buses are essential to the school district, they can cause unintentional distress for parents and staff wondering if their students arrived to and from school safely.

For over two years, the district has been exploring opportunities to improve the school bus experience for our bus drivers and families. The Transportation Department has investigated and tested many programs to make buses safer and allow better communication among all stakeholders. The department determined the Transfinder routing system coupled with the Synovia Solutions GPS system would do both.

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