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October 29, 2018

School Bus Mobile App “Here Comes the Bus”® Tops One Million Users

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Oct. 29, 2018 — The surge of downloads to kick off the school year has rocketed “Here Comes the Bus” to more than a million downloads, resulting in a top 50 position among education-related apps on the iTunes® app store.

The free app that’s revolutionizing the way parents, students and education officials interact with the daily bus commute has earned 4.6 stars on the app store with more than 23,000 reviews.

Launched in 2014 by Indianapolis-based Synovia Solutions LLC, the app “Here Comes the Bus” provides real-time tracking info as well as e-mails and push notifications to connect parents and students with information about their bus.

The app is a powerful yet simple way to destress hectic mornings as bus riders no longer worry about the exact arrival time of their bus.

School districts and transporters pay no up-front costs to integrate Synovia’s smart fleet technology. Synovia offers a subscription model in which customers pay a monthly service fee per bus.

While “Here Comes the Bus” delivers a rewarding experience to parents, administrators rely on additional features like driver ‘time and attendance’ as well as vehicle tracking that sends alerts about excessive idling or unsafe driving. The student ridership feature allows students to check in and off the bus each day and trigger real-time push notification to the app, further connecting parents, students and school officials.

“We’re here at the NAPT conference educating transportation leaders about how our services deliver a powerful investment that not only enhances the connection with the school bus but also saves money by providing real-time intelligence about fleet performance and individual bus activity,” said Jon  King, CEO of Synovia Solutions. “This knowledge enables smarter decision making and a stronger return on investment for transportation assets. We will continue listening to customers and invest in innovation projects to be well positioned to continue to receive positive customer feedback and reviews in the future.”

School officials interested in learning about how “Here Comes the Bus” can improve their transportation system should contact Bryan Mitchell.

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About Synovia Solutions LLC

Synovia provides GPS-driven fleet management applications to increase savings, enhance safety and improve service. The powerful Web-based solution is provided on a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. Additionally, Synsurance™ delivers an all-inclusive, turn-key solution including hosting, cellular data service, hardware warranty and spare GPS units for a simple, affordable monthly fee with no upfront costs. For more information, please visit www.synoviasolutions.com.

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