Want to track your child’s school bus? There’s an app for that

GPS on Nassau County buses feeds info to parents through cellphone app

By Ashley Spicer – Reporter, anchor

News4 Jacksonville

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Riding the school bus is a right of passage for many students, but for parents of younger children, especially, it can be a stressful time wondering if their child got to and from school safely.

Now, a cellphone application can take the worry out of the ride.

The Here Comes The Bus app, which is available for Nassau County parents, tracks your child’s school bus based on a GPS device on the bus. The app tells parents when the bus will arrive at the bus stop, where it’s at on the route and even when it arrives at school, and does the same for the ride home.

The app covers all 110 school buses in Nassau County.

“At any given time I can see where every bus in our fleet is at and which direction they’re heading, where they’re going, what’s going on with them,” said Brad Underhill, director of transportation for the Nassau County School District. “The Here Comes The Bus app not only lets you know when it’s going to arrive but also lets us send direct messages to the parent’s cellphone to say, ‘Hey, the bus has been delayed due to an accident.”