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How To Reduce School Bus Transportation Costs

School districts across North America are experiencing the realities of shrinking budgets. Unfortunately, when budgets are slashed, transportation departments are often the hardest hit. As students and parents consider the impact of canceled field trips an..

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Ways School Administrators Can Support School Bus Drivers

Given how badly the school bus driver shortage is affecting school districts around the country, it's absolutely vital that school transportation directors and administrations do whatever they can to retain the drivers on their payroll. In many areas, this..

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Use Student GPS Tracking to Solve Transportation Challenges

Subject: Student GPS Tracking Helps Keep Riders Safe Meta Description: School districts across North America use student GPS tracking systems to keep students safe and minimize costs.

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Cost-Saving Services Of School Bus Routing Software

School bus routing software is rapidly catching on with school districts and transportation management companies around the U.S. for its ability to improve route optimization and render significant cost-savings.

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Top 5 Benefits of Shared Services for Special Needs Routing

Shared transportation services can provide many benefits to school districts, including cost savings and efficiency increases. But what benefits do cooperative educational services such as these provide to schools that have students with special needs? No ..

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Icy, Snowy Weather & School Bus Safety

School bus safety is critical at all times of the year, but it's particularly crucial during the winter months. Snowy weather and icy roads present some of the biggest dangers a bus and its passengers can face, yet your drivers will be called on to drive i..

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Revolutionizing Special Education Transportation: Inclusive Solutions With BusBoss

Every student in your transportation system needs to be protected, but special-needs students typically require extra accommodations. Special education transportation creates challenges for district bus systems, particularly because students may require cu..

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Overcoming Inefficiencies in Outdated School Bus Routes

Houston parents were concerned and then angry about hours-long school bus routes for the district’s student-passengers. “The kids get off the bus and they rush to the bathroom,” said one mom. Another parent said he tracked his student; after one hour on th..

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Addressing the Challenge of Missed Buses and Missing Children

When a school district oversees hundreds or thousands of children per day, it’s always a possibility a child will get lost in the shuffle. This is an extremely serious situation, but most of the time, the child can be located if everyone involved keeps a c..

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Optimizing School Bus Routes for Efficient Transportation

Discover the importance of optimizing school bus routes for efficient transportation and explore the latest trends in school bus routing.

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What Can We Do About the School Bus Driver Shortage in 2024?

School district years are August-May or September-June. But for many districts, planning for the 2024-2025 school year begins before January. One of the top priorities this year will be student transportation and how to get kids to and from school without ..

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What To Look For in School Transportation Software & Providers

School districts are scrambling to find answers to the problems of safe, efficient, affordable student transportation in the 21st century. Today’s challenges are nothing new, but our technology – where it exists – is outdated and inefficient.

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Navigating the Challenges: How Bus Routing Software Adapts to Weather and Traffic

At this point, the issue of creating static school bus routes has been largely solved. Modern bus routing software can work with even the largest districts, chewing through thousands of potential routes for hundreds of buses to deliver optimized solutions...

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School Transportation: Lessons Learned and Future Preparedness

Most of us cite 2020, the year of COVID-19, as the beginning of the school transportation driver shortage. Yes, the current school bus driver shortage is making global headlines, but student transportation industry issues have always existed. In 1950, seve..

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How To Create A Fiscally Responsible School District Is Everyone's Business

Few school districts have ever struggled with having "too much" money, and budgets are tight most of the time. However, things are particularly bad now. With the coronavirus outbreak continuing to create challenges, schools are having to spend a lot of mon..

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How to Upgrade Your School Management System and When

It's hard to believe that just a few decades ago, all school record-keeping was done by hand. Today, a good database-driven school management system is absolutely a necessity. Between the proliferation of helicopter parenting and ever-increasing societal f..

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How to Keep Kids Safe from Predators at the Bus Stop

Many states have laws that prevent registered sex offenders from living too close to schools and parks, but I am not aware of any that restricts their residence based on bus stop location. Given that suburban and rural America is splattered with bus stops,..

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4 Ways to Show Appreciation for School Bus Drivers During the Holidays

All too often, being a bus driver can feel like a thankless job. School bus drivers have to work genuinely inconvenient hours, and spend most of their time on the job getting yelled at by their passengers, district parents, or both. Not to mention the stre..

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Optimizing Efficiency with School Bus Routing Software

Discover how school bus routing software can revolutionize transportation efficiency and streamline operations for schools.

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Staying Connected: How Mobile Apps Improve Parent Communication on Buses

Good parental communication is a cornerstone of a successful school transportation system. Parents need to be kept in the loop regarding buses, schedules, pickup/dropoff points, and more. A smoothly functioning bus system keeps parents “on board” with ever..

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Sustainability in Action: Green Initiatives Powered by BusBoss Technology

School transportation systems are becoming ever harder to manage in the 2020s. Budgets are flat, or even being cut, even as more burdens are placed on district transportation systems. Even as districts struggle to keep their buses running and ensuring thei..

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Student Ridership Trends: Understanding Patterns With BusBoss Analytics

Throughout 2023 and into the next few years, school bus transportation may see systemic shifts in student ridership trends. These patterns and trends are causing parents and schools to explore alternative transportation methods as well as software solution..

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Going the Extra Mile: Enhancing Student Experience in School Transportation

When developing policies and choosing technology investments into your school bus fleet, are you taking the student experience into account? It's easy to overlook the students when planning bus policies, but catering to them can bring real benefits. When t..

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Safeguarding the Future: Future-Proofing Your School Bus Fleet with Technology

Technology investments in your school bus fleet are a tricky business because you need to have one eye on your current needs, and the other eye on the future. Any purchase should be as "future-proofed" as possible, intended to be used for many years, and c..

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Reducing Costs and Carbon Footprint: Green Initiatives in School Transportation

When it comes to school transportation, you might not immediately think of environmental impact and cost efficiency. However, schools across the country are now adopting green initiatives to not only reduce their carbon footprint but also save valuable res..

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How To Confront Parental Concerns Of A Student Tracking Device

Student GPS tracking has been a topic of hot debate amongst parents. While certain myths about student tracking have been spread around, the benefits of this added safety feature to school bus routing software have proven to be far more powerful than the m..

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Creating a Culture of Safety: Best Practices for School Bus Operations

When training and maintaining your school bus drivers, few topics are more important than bus safety. School buses are among the safest types of transportation on the road, but that requires drivers who are driving properly and aware of the limitations of ..

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Improving School Bus Fire Safety For Students With Disabilities

Millions of students ride school buses each day, and they are considered to be one of the safest forms of transportation. Unfortunately, emergencies do happen and it’s important for drivers to be prepared, especially when they transport students with disab..

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The Human Element: How School Bus Management Software Supports Drivers and Staff

These are hard times for school bus transportation directors. Costs are rising, while bus drivers are becoming increasingly difficult to find and retain. You need to keep up with modern best practices without costing too much, and ideally reducing costs wh..

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Supporting Driver Accountability

High-profile school bus tragedies such as the crash that took the lives of six students in Tennessee have parents concerned across the country. With an uptick in bullying and school violence, there is also valid worry about these incidents carrying over to..

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Exploring the Fascinating History of School Buses

School buses have been a cornerstone of student transportation and education for over a century. But did you know that their fascinating history dates back to the early days of carriages drawn by horses?

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Is Student Bus Transportation Safe?

Student bus transportation safety is an all-important topic, and one which tends to become controversial whenever there's any sort of incident involving a bus accident. The tendency of the media to blow up any accident can often overshadow how incredibly s..

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Help Improve Your School Bus Security

In recent years, school districts around the country have had to improve security in response to ever more shootings, violence, and even terrorist activity. It's a dangerous world, and schools have to be prepared. However, all too often a district will foc..

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From Chaos to Efficiency: Managing Field Trips with Bus Routing Software

Most students love field trips - but most teachers and administrators dread them. Field trips can be a great experience, or just get the kids out of a stuffy classroom for a day, but the actuality of wrangling the students can be incredibly stressful. Ther..

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Empowering Drivers: The Role of Training and Technology in School Bus Safety

When a school bus is on the road, nothing is more important than ensuring the safety of its passengers. While there are numerous ways a bus can be designed to improve safety, your drivers cannot be overlooked! New technologies are making it easier for driv..

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Bus Routing: Adding More Bus Stops

Schools reopening this fall are almost certainly going to be making significant changes to their buses and routing, in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. If these changes are going to involve adding new bus stops - such as to prevent too many students f..

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Parental Peace of Mind: How Parent Portal Apps Enhance School Bus Communication

If your district is looking for better ways to communicate with parents about your transportation system, one of the best options is setting up a parental portal app. Parent portal apps are protected and secured interfaces which allow recognized parents an..

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Do Long School Bus Rides Save Money, And At What Cost To The Student?

Finding ways to save more money for education is always a valid and worthwhile endeavor, as there can’t be an upper price placed on your children’s education. However, whether your district chooses to consolidate the total number of schools into a smaller ..

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Beyond the Wheels: Exploring Innovative Designs for Modern School Buses

When it comes to "classic designs," it's hard to get more classic than the big yellow school bus. The basic look of American school buses was cemented in the 1940s, and hasn't changed much since... but the technology inside them has. Modern school bus desi..

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Benefits Of Integrating Student Info Systems With Bus Routing Software

Does your school district need an all-in-one software solution for keeping up with your students? After all, one of the biggest issues when schools look at updating their computer systems is the problem of systems integration. Ultimately, , since otherwise..

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Ensuring Student Safety: How GPS Tracking Enhances School Bus Operations

For those overseeing school district transportation, keeping students safe is the top priority. As students travel to school every day, it's important to have confidence in the transportation system. But thanks to new technology, there are even better ways..

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Curbing Violence on School Buses

School-related violence is on the rise in the United States and this has parents and school district officials worried about the safety of students on buses. Bus drivers work in tight spaces and must constantly multitask. This stressful environment can be ..

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Streamlining School Transportation: The Power of Bus Routing Software

As a school administrator or transportation coordinator, you are well aware of the complexities involved in managing transportation efficiently. Coordinating multiple bus routes, accommodating student locations, and ensuring timely arrivals and departures ..

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Main Talking Points To Confront Parental Concerns Of A Student Tracking Device

Student GPS tracking has been a topic of hot debate amongst parents. While certain myths about student tracking have been spread around, the benefits of this added safety feature to school bus routing software have proven to be far more powerful than the m..

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5 Key Benefits of Implementing a School Bus Fleet Management System

Supervising a school bus fleet can often feel like a challenging task. Ensuring the safety and efficiency of your school transportation system is of most importance. Fortunately, with the advent of technology, there are now advanced school bus fleet manage..

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Ways to Communicate School Bus Route Changes

When it comes to drawing up bus routes, most districts try to do it at the beginning of the school year and stick with it. Sometimes that’s just not possible, and circumstances beyond their control dictate that routes may have to be re-planned during the s..

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Tornado Preparedness For School Bus Drivers

Proper training of school bus drivers means preparing them for as many on-road eventualities as possible, including ones which are relatively rare. One of the rarest – but most dangerous – is the possibility of one or more buses being on their routes when ..

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How Do I Know If There Are There Sex Offenders Near My Child’s School Bus Stop?

Many states have laws that prevent registered sex offenders from living too close to schools and parks, but I am not aware of any that restricts their residence based on bus stop location. Given that suburban and rural America is splattered with bus stops,..

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15 Ways Pearson PowerSchool Integration Brings Peace of Mind

It seems to happen so rarely, but doesn't your school district run more smoothly when everyone's more-or-less satisfied?

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Make Sure Your School Bus Safety Plan Prepares You For An Accident

Throughout the many years BusBoss has been bringing school districts transportation management software, we have heard numerous stories about school bus accidents, and these accidents are deeply troubling to us.

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Ways to Decrease Costs With Fuel Management

With school district finances being stretched to the max, administrators are being asked to find innovative solutions for saving money to avoid cutting programs. School District transportation departments are often called upon to minimize their budgets and..

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Reasons School Bus Drivers Quit

The current shortage of school bus drivers is really a twofold problem. Part of the problem is recruitment, but the other part is in retention. School bus drivers have a turnover rate that's significantly higher than average - particularly when it comes to..

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Tips for School Bus Driver Evacuation Training

No one likes to contemplate the idea of a school bus being involved in a major accident, such as one which leads to it flipping or rolling. But, the reality is that such accidents are always a possibility. Even the best-trained school bus driver can be und..

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Serving Students and Communities With School Bus Transportation

Even though big yellow buses are most commonly associated with schools, that doesn't mean school bus transportation is only about schools. A fleet of buses is a genuine asset for any community, and they can be put to creative use in ways that go beyond the..

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What Should Be Included In A School Bus GPS Parent App?

More and more districts are starting to adopt GPS tracking systems in their buses, to help them track and optimize their fleets. However, GPS systems can have another big benefit. When paired with the right school bus GPS parent app, it can make life easie..

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Safer Bus Routes: Avoiding “Danger Zones"

Scheduling safe school bus routes is a serious initiative for every school district. As a school administrator, transportation manager or transportation contractor, your main goal is to get students to and from school safely, every day.

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3 Simple Driver Strategies To Plan Safer Field Trips

For hundreds of years, field trips have been a tried and true teaching technique. Taking students out of a classroom and into a "real world" situation has always been a good way of reinforcing the lessons, and showing that they aren't just abstract exercis..

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Dealing with Bullies on the Bus

Bullying in the educational setting is a problem that has captured the attention of school districts across North America. Anytime the physical and emotional safety of a child is threatened, their ability to learn decreases. According to the U.S. Departmen..

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Student Tracking Made Simpler

A school bus tracking app for keeping track of students is a priority that is increasing in importance in school districts across North America and around the world. One of the easiest and most cost-efficient ways to track students is by utilizing an ID sy..

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Specialized Transportation Services

School bus transportation is one of the easiest and safest ways for students to get to and from school. Students with special needs, however, may need certain accommodations to ride the bus safely. School districts across the country are assessing the effe..

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What Are School Bus Drivers Looking For?

There are a lot of factors behind the current shortage of school bus drivers. One of the biggest reasons is that school bus driving can be seen as an unattractive career choice. There are many common problems and complaints about school bus driving which c..

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Identifying High-Risk Drivers

Many challenges face school district transportation managers when it comes to the current bus driver shortage, but one of the biggest issues is keeping driver quality high. Even when good drivers are hard to find, that can never justify hiring a bad driver..

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What A School Bus GPS Parent App Should Include

More and more districts are starting to adopt GPS tracking systems in their buses, to help them track and optimize their fleets. However, GPS systems can have another big benefit. When paired with the right school bus GPS parent app, it can make life easie..

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Signs School Buses Are Over-Crowded

Out of all the jobs a school does, there's probably none that's more central or vital than protecting the students in its care. Unfortunately, it seems like there's been a rash of incidents lately with schools running buses that are dangerously overcrowded..

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Benefits of RFID Student Ridership Tracking Systems

Technology is making lives easier in just about every way, and school districts are now harnessing the power of these advancements to keep students safe. RFID student ridership tracking has been implemented in school buses around the country, and these sys..

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Why Should School Bus Routes Look at Avoiding Left Turns?

There are things we do in BusBoss to minimize left turns, but we do not prevent them. Specifically, in the routing algorithm, we assign a "value" for navigating an intersection. It's not exactly like this, but it's close enough for discussion purposes.

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How A Student Tracker Will Protect Your School And Students

As a parent and a school administrator, your greatest concern is the safety of your kids. You need to know exactly where they are, what they are doing and what their parents are saying about where they should be. With many incidents of child abduction and ..

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Tracking Student Incidents And Maintaining Bus Safety

School Bus Safety is an often neglected topic for many people, which is unfortunate because millions of students are transported daily on school buses. We have a civic responsibility to promote school bus safety whenever, and wherever, we can.

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5 Important Factors When Securing Wheel Chairs

Has your district recently reviewed their policies for dealing with wheelchair-bound students on school buses? Ever since the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1976, schools have been required to make accommodations for children in wheelchairs,..

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Who Is Responsible for School Bus Safety?

One of the biggest mistakes we occasionally see people make in regards to bus driving is believing that school bus safety begins and ends on the school bus itself. It's understandable how someone might take a reductive view on the matter since, after all, ..

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Pennsylvania School Buses: Should You Use Contracted Services?

To outsource or not to outsource? For decades, this has been a pressing question which student bus transportation coordinators have wrestled with.

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How To Fund The Implementation of Electric School Buses

Every year, more pressure is put on school districts to move away from older gasoline/diesel school buses, and to deploy electric vehicles (EVs) instead. EVs have become entirely viable for bus fleets while bringing numerous advantages. EVs require less ma..

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The Fight Against Illegal School Bus Passing

Illegal passing of school buses is a major school bus safety concern. Though passing a stopped school bus is against the law in most areas, traffic codes vary from state to state. Because this poses such a threat to students, many local governments are cra..

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Increasing School Bus Security

In recent years, school districts around the country have had to improve security in response to ever more shootings, violence, and even terrorist activity. It's a dangerous world, and schools have to be prepared. However, all too often a district will foc..

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How to Deal With Slow Traffic Areas For Buses

In many cities across the United States, morning and evening rush hour can be frustrating and a difficult undertaking. This issue is no different for school buses as they hit the same local traffic as other motorists. Through the use of modern technology t..

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Fleet Maintenance: How Clean Is Today's Diesel Fuel?

Until recently, diesel fuel was associated with school buses that were loud, dirty and smelled bad. Over the past several years, diesel has become cleaner, though certain myths still exist about its true environmental impact. School buses provide reliable ..

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Ways To Get Things Under Control With Route Management Software

One of the most frustrating and difficult responsibilities when it comes to managing an entire fleet of transportation vehicles, whether it is cars or buses, is making sure that all of those vehicles are where they need to be, on time, and don't have any m..

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Transporting Special Needs Children

There are many challenges involved in running and managing a school transportation system, but the issue of transporting special needs children is its own special category. Because schools are generally obligated to provide services and work around the nee..

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What You Need In A Transportation Supervisor

As transportation systems become more complex, handling their management and oversight similarly becomes a more complex task. In the past, you may have done well enough scheduling and routing your vehicles with strings and pushpins on maps, and using simpl..

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How Long Does Implementation of Bus Routing Software Take?

One of the primary concerns of school district administrators seeking to use fleet management and GPS tracking software for route optimization is the amount of time the implementation process takes. Bus routing software offers a significant number of benef..

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Know Your Drivers To Keep Our Kids Safe

Every day we trust school bus drivers all across the country to safely transport our children to and from school and any programs in between. Most of us probably never give it a second thought. I just read an article awhile back that explains how a 17 year..

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Bus Safety: Don’t Turn That Bus Around

School buses are big. Really big! Whenever a school bus needs to turn around, especially when backing up, the potential for an accident is a lot higher. There are quite a few blind spots at the back of the bus that could prevent the driver from seeing a pa..

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How Should I Protect Sensitive Data Within Our Bus Routing Software Data?

While creating safe and efficient school bus routes is the main focus of most school district transportation programs, protecting student, parent and school data should be a major priority. School transportation software offers benefits such as route optim..

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How Drivers Can Connect With Special Needs Students On The School Bus

Are your bus drivers doing everything they can to look after any special needs students riding the school bus?

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Using Google Maps to Manually Locate Schools in BusBoss

BusBoss does a great job of automatically locating addresses, but there are times when it cannot find the school’s location. When this happens, you can use google maps to manually locate schools in BusBoss. Here’s how…

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An Analysis of Costs And School Bus Maintenance

School buses transport millions of students each day to and from schools and special activities. During an average school year, around 10 billion student trips are made. Buses come in many designs and capacities and different districts have varying require..

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Display Dead Ends to Find Map Problems

School bus route optimization requires accurate map data. Different map sources are available but there are several aspects of map data that determines its quality.

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Ways to Improve How You Track Student Ridership

Today’s technology allows parents and school district employees to determine if a student is on a bus, in real-time. The ever-increasing use of smart phones and tablets means that more and more people expect to have access to information about their childr..

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Managing Field Trips And Common Questions You May Have

In the interest of helping you accurately estimate school transportation's costs in the event of any planned field trips, it is instructive to review a short compendium of the most common questions asked by administrators and field-trip coordinators nation..

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When Does Your District Need to Outsource Student Transportation

There are certainly pros and cons to outsourcing student transportation, and many administrators hold strong opinions on the matter. With more and more districts facing the stark reality of decreased budgets, transportation outsourcing is becoming a common..

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How To Fight Germs on Your School Buses

In the years of the coronavirus, RSV, strep and the flu - and with most researchers suggesting these will continue to be a threat in the upcoming years - school bus safety measures now largely revolve around finding ways to prevent spread of the diseases g..

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Top 3 Reasons For GPS Vehicle Tracking Systems

Expectations are high for schools to provide transportation that is cost-efficient, safe and accountable. Schools are tasked with making the most of their resources while delivering A+ service to their students, parents and communities.

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How Safe Is Your School Bus Stop?

In a previous post, I talked about registered sex offenders that may live near your child’s bus stop "Are There Sex Offenders Near My Child's School Bus Stop". This is important to know, but it doesn’t mention other threats that may exist for your children..

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Safely Transporting Special Needs Children

There are many challenges involved in running and managing a school transportation system, but the issue of transporting special needs children is its own special category. Because schools are generally obligated to provide services and work around the nee..

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How To Know If Your School's Bus Routes Are Safe And Efficient

How long has it been since your school district updated its bus routing and tracking policies?

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How To Make Court Ordered Split Custody School Bus Routing Easier

As a transportation director, you have many responsibilities. Accommodating court ordered split custody school bus routing is just another one of them. While you may find this to be a nuisance, there is school transportation management software available t..

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Why You Need a School Bus Tracking App

How much oversight do you have over your buses, while they're on the road? If one suddenly came to an unexpected stop or deviated from its route without warning, how long would it take you to know? For too many districts, the answer would be "a long time."..

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Tips for Recruiting School Bus Drivers

We keep waiting for the bus driver shortage to end, but it doesn't. For years now, schools have been struggling to find enough school bus drivers to keep all their routes running, and still the problem persists. According to recent studies, 24% of district..

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Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Route Optimization Software?

If you're in the business of planning a school's bus schedule, we don't have to tell you how demanding the job is. Hundreds or thousands of children rely on you to get to and from school safely, and if any of them are even a few minutes late, you'll be hea..

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The Growing Acceptance Of Student Tracking

Ever since its early adoption by some school districts, student and bus tracking has been a hot-button debate topic. Over the last few years, myths have been formulated and then debunked, and the benefits have abounded and transformed the skeptics.

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Winter School Bus Fleet Maintenance: Things to Consider

As drivers around the country break out their snow tires, school district transportation departments are preparing buses for chilly temperatures. Ensuring that your fleet stays in tip-top shape during the winter months takes some effort and planning. Here ..

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How To Properly Use A Student Tracking Sheet

Having to track hundreds or thousands of students in the past was normally a paperwork nightmare. However, with advances in technology and being able to have students digitally sign in or have other technologically advanced means a much better and efficien..

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How Unified Communications Keep Everyone In The Loop

Unified Communications (UC) isn't just for big business any more. The technology and networking explosion of the last few years has made it possible for virtually any operation to benefit from "big data," not just the corporations. In fact, schools around ..

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10 Things to Consider When Reorganizing Your Bus Routes

When it comes to running a school's transportation system, your precious cargo truly does come first.

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Safe-Driving Incentives To Keep Your Top Bus Drivers

The use of in-bus GPS systems continues to spread, and for good reason. Geolocation tracking leads directly to better oversight, faster communication, shorter bus runs, and an overall safer experience for students on every ride.

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8 Ways Schools Can Ensure Students Get on a Bus

When it comes to ensuring your school district receives as much state funding as possible, few ways are better than simply ensuring students are in their seats every morning.

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15 Tips On How To Prepare For A Bus Route Change

There are few responsibilities facing a school district which are larger, more important, or more potentially hazardous than your need to transport hundreds or thousands of students safely, every day.

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When Does Ensuring Child Stability Require Bus Routing?

We are currently living in the era of speed and mobility. While this can have numerous economical advantages, things are not always positive when it comes to children’s education. For the little ones, stability is very important and the lack of it can seri..

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School Transportation Safety: 5 Crucial Tips for Driver Training

When it comes to providing school bus driver training, the key to success is going beyond the basics. Of course, a bus driver must know how to safely maneuver a bus, but the job of a school bus driver is filled with complexities that must be prepared for. ..

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How to Know When Your District Needs to Outsource Student Transportation

There are certainly pros and cons to outsourcing student transportation, and many administrators hold strong opinions on the matter. With more and more districts facing the stark reality of decreased budgets, transportation outsourcing is becoming a common..

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Identify Your Bus Routing Strengths And Weaknesses

When assessing your school district’s transportation program, there are a number of factors to analyze that make up a successful program. Cost management and benchmarking goals play an important role in determining how well your program operates.

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Different Types Of Businesses That Could Benefit From Routing Software

We've come a long way with transportation systems in the last few decades. Virtually anyone reading this likely remembers the days before GPS systems and computer-based mapping. After all, the standard GPS systems only officially went online in 1994! (It s..

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Tips for Transporting Service Animals on School Buses

In recent years, many school districts have experienced an uptick in the amount of requests to transport service animals. In fact, some states now require this service by law. There are many reasons that a student may work with a service animal, usually a ..

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3 Ways That Technology Has Changed the Student Transportation Game

There is no denying that technology advances are affecting the way we work and live our lives. This is especially true when it comes to student transportation.

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Practical Advice for Dealing with Bullies on the Bus

Bullying in the educational setting is a problem that has captured the attention of school districts across North America. Anytime the physical and emotional safety of a child is threatened, their ability to learn decreases. According to the U.S. Departmen..

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Protecting Sensitive Data With School Transportation Software

While creating safe and efficient school bus routes is the main focus of most school district transportation programs, protecting student, parent and school data should be a major priority. School transportation software offers benefits such as route optim..

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Student ID Badges Make It Easier To Keep Track Of Your Precious Cargo

Keeping track of students is a priority that is increasing in importance in school districts across North America and around the world. One of the easiest and most cost-efficient ways to track students is by utilizing an ID system. Student ID badge usage i..

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How Parents View School Transportation

4 Things Every Transportation Official Needs to Know Prior to understanding the industry of student transportation, I knew my child got on a bus with a driver and other children and was transported to school. It was simple right? How hard could it be? Now ..

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Is Your Bus Fleet Emergency Ready? Here Are 3 Ways To Tell.

The jobs of school bus drivers and transportation administrators are vitally important. As the adults responsible for getting students to and from school, field trips, and special events safely, taking appropriate precautions to prepare for and respond to ..

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How Routing Software Increases Special Needs Student Safety

Transporting special needs students to and from school is a challenge for many bus drivers, even when school bus routes are organized and a school district’s fleet management is effective.

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Could Fuel Efficient Tires Be The Solution To The Gas Crisis?

School districts across North America are employing several transportation management solutions to increase fuel efficiency and cut costs, especially given the recent spike in gas prices. Investing in fuel-efficient tires for their buses is one chosen stra..

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The Dangers of Illegal Bus Passing

When it comes to passing school buses, motorists in each state are subject to a different set of laws and regulations. Though most motorists understand the safety risks of illegally passing a bus, it remains a consistent, though dangerous, practice. In fac..

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The School Bus Driver Shortage

Getting students safely to and from school is a priority for everyone. However many school districts are experiencing a shortage in school bus drivers. School bus driver shortage is an ongoing challenge that districts repeatedly face before, during and thr..

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Warning Signs Of School Bus Bullying

Students who are being bullied often exhibit some warning signs. If parents, school bus drivers, teachers and other school officials are aware of these signs they can take action to stop and work on reducing or eliminating the issues.

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Does Student Tracking Ensure Safer Bus Rides?

Despite some initial controversy, RFID-based student tracking systems are beginning to be utilized around the country to make student bussing safer and more effective. In just the last couple years, programs have been implemented in cities across America. ..

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12 Warning Signs That Your Bus Capacity Is Unsafe

Out of all the jobs a school does, there's probably none that's more central or vital than protecting the students in its care. Unfortunately, it seems like there's been a rash of incidents lately with schools running buses that are dangerously overcrowded..

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School Bus Routing Software: Frequently Asked Questions

You probably have some questions when it comes to all of this talk of school bus routing software, especially when so many other schools are starting to use it. It's not uncommon to have questions about software when it is promising such lofty goals: bette..

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Ways To Verify The Safety And Efficiency Of Your School's Bus Routes

How long has it been since your school district updated its bus routing and tracking policies?

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Quick Tips On How To Shorten Your Bus Routes

It might seem obvious, but there really is no benefit to having your buses on the road any longer than they need to be. Transportation budgets are a huge part of any business that maintains a bus fleet, and every extra minute they're on the road ultimately..

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Keep Your Employees Organized With Bus Routing Software

We bill our BusBoss software as bus routing software, but the truth is, it goes far beyond simply scheduling buses. As more schools move towards entirely computer-based solutions for running their operations, there's a real need for software that performs ..

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Transportation Management Services: Separating Facts From Fiction

In transportation management services, sometimes popular belief might be easier to accept than fact, especially since the services are directly related to the safety of children, a top agenda for the country. In appeasing the public perception, situations ..

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The Essential Qualities Of A Transportation Supervisor

As transportation systems become more complex, handling their management and oversight similarly becomes a more complex task. In the past, you may have done well enough scheduling and routing your vehicles with strings and pushpins on maps, and using simpl..

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Keeping Kids Safe from Predators at the Bus Stop

Many states have laws that prevent registered sex offenders from living too close to schools and parks, but I am not aware of any that restricts their residence based on bus stop location. Given that suburban and rural America is splattered with bus stops,..

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Why School Bus Monitors are So Important

School buses are truly the country’s largest public transportation systems. In recent years, incidents around the country have forced the important issue of student safety to the forefront. As parents, teachers and administrators advocate for increased sec..

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Benefits of Automated Transportation Management Services

Transportation companies around the world have been slowly awakening to the power that modern computers have to optimize and streamline their businesses. Numerous processes relating to the management of your fleet and your route planning can now be automat..

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Ways to Identify a Great School Bus Driver

A great group of bus drivers means that you can have one of the best fleets to manage, making it easier for you to do your job and stay on route with schedules and plans. However, being able to create that group and find those highly professional bus drive..

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How School Management Systems Operate

The ways to harness technology to make your school run more smoothly and more safely are expanding quickly. Just a couple decades ago, it was still standard to see school districts doing most of their record-keeping by hand: drawing bus routes with lines o..

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Benefits of School Bus Passes

The school bus pass is not normally considered by most administration, especially when they have so much to worry about and take responsibility for. However, school bus passes are quite important for their highly simple way of making sure that no student i..

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When and How to Upgrade Your School Management System

It's hard to believe that just a few decades ago, all school record-keeping was done by hand. Today, a good database-driven school management system is absolutely a necessity. Between the proliferation of helicopter parenting and ever-increasing societal f..

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How NOT to Use a Vehicle Monitoring System

Back in the old days, keeping track of each individual vehicle's gas consumption, mileage, and possibly repairs meant a lot of reports, careful tracking, and possible human errors in the system. And when it comes to bigger fleets of buses that are transpor..

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Ways To Make Your Transportation Dispatchers' Job Easier

In the hugely competitive marketplace we face today, it is critical for savvy Transportation Directors, Superintendents, and Business Managers to better manage every single business process from your transportation equipment to your drivers to your transpo..

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How Transportation Costs Can Impact School Budgets

School transportation costs eat a huge chunk of any schools budget. The cost of transporting kids to school needs to be reduced.

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GPS Vehicle Tracking: Strengthening Trust While Reducing Costs

When concerned parents are waiting for the school bus, every passing second is a potential moment for panic.

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Field Trip Planning Made Easier: Why Tracking Software is Essential

Most experts agree that taking students on field trips is a positive educational experience. A recent study cited by the National Education Foundation found that, regardless of a student’s socioeconomic status, gender, or ethnicity, students who take field..

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How To Make Bus Routing Software Work For You

The greatest thing about bus management and routing these days is the ability to complete everything through technology and software. You don't have to worry about the mountains of paperwork that goes into tracking students, distances to different bus rout..

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How to Use GPS Vehicle Tracking Systems for Efficient Fleet Management

The benefits of GPS vehicle tracking systems such as Zonar and Synovia go beyond simply ensuring the safety of your precious passengers. These are powerful tools which can revolutionize your fleet management, helping you optimize your system in ways that s..

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Cutting Costs With Bus Routing Software

It’s no secret that school districts across the country are having a difficult time balancing their budgets. Whenever a school district faces financial challenges, the transportation department is a likely target for cuts. Eliminating bus stops and changin..

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Pupil Transportation: Costs Versus Savings of Going Green With Propane

It’s no secret that school districts across North America are looking into alternative fuels for their pupil transportation, not only to minimize negative impact on the environment, but also to save money. While a majority of school buses are still powered..

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Fine Tune Your Transportation Services Using Vehicle Routing Software

In today's economy, every penny counts. With dwindling budgets, public schools are forced to cut corners wherever possible. This may include changing school schedules, to accommodate two tiers per bus, or finding ways to make a route more cost effective. O..

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School Districts Take Steps to Reduce Their Transportation Costs

With rising gas prices and decreasing school budgets, minimizing school bus transportation costs has never been more beneficial to a school than now. Because of the great variability in how much you might get from one year to the next for transportation co..

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School Bus Routing: Adding More Bus Stops

Schools reopening this fall are almost certainly going to be making significant changes to their buses and routing, in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. If these changes are going to involve adding new bus stops - such as to prevent too many students f..

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School Bus Safety: Preventing Onboard Fires

There are many aspects of school bus safety that a district transportation manager must oversee, but one of the most critical is implementing measures to prevent onboard fires. Fires on school buses are more common than people realize. In fact, the DOT est..

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School Bus Routing: From Hard Copy to Digital

If a school district were looking for a single piece of software which would do the most to streamline its operations and potentially cut costs, school bus routing software is easily one of the best options. It's an affordable all-in-one package that will ..

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School Bus Passenger Safety

Five Tips for Ensuring School Bus Passenger Safety

As we start the new school year, one of the most important issues on the mind of every transportation director should be school bus safety. Even though school buses are already by far the safest vehicles on the road, they can always be made safer. We've ma..

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School Bus Health and ROI

Can New Diesel Engines Improve School Bus Health and ROI?

It wasn't long ago that "diesel" was a dirty word when talking about fuels. However, diesel has come a long way since then. Modern diesel engines, backed by technologies to clean the fuel and prevent harmful emissions, are making a major comeback in many a..

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School Bus Industry Trade Shows

Are School Bus Industry Trade Shows Worth It?

As a school district transportation manager you always have a lot on your plate, but that shouldn't stop you from taking time for personal development and networking. There are several major school bus trade shows around the country every year, and they ar..

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Better School Bus Routing Becomes Easy With Software

There are many difficult jobs associated with being the transportation director of a school district, but perhaps none are as difficult - in terms of labor - than laying out school bus routes. Doing school bus routing by hand is a time-consuming and tediou..

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School Bus Safety: Are Lights Enough?

Recently, we came across an interesting School Bus Fleet article about a petition proposing a change to school bus lighting systems that, according to the petitioner, would improve school bus safety. It's far from the first time such an idea was proposed. ..

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How Safe Is Student Bus Transportation?

Student bus transportation safety is an all-important topic, and one which tends to become controversial whenever there's any sort of incident involving a bus accident. The tendency of the media to blow up any accident can often overshadow how incredibly s..

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Top Tech for Student Bus Transportation

We're living in an age of nonstop technological progress and innovation in all areas of life, and that includes student bus transportation. New school bus technologies are arriving every year, and while not all will become widely adopted, each offers new o..

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School Bus Route Changes

Four Ways to Communicate School Bus Route Changes

When it comes to drawing up bus routes, most districts try to do it at the beginning of the school year and stick with it. Sometimes that’s just not possible, and circumstances beyond their control dictate that routes may have to be re-planned during the s..

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Training School Bus Drivers for City Driving: Five Tips

As difficult and frustrating as city driving can be in an automobile, the problems are multiplied when driving a school bus. Buses can be up to 45 feet long, which makes maneuvering them around city corners a real challenge. Plus, with a full load of passe..

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What Should a School Bus GPS Parent App Include?

More and more districts are starting to adopt GPS tracking systems in their buses, to help them track and optimize their fleets. However, GPS systems can have another big benefit. When paired with the right school bus GPS parent app, it can make life easie..

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Safe Kids Worldwide Promotes Stop-Arm Camera Advocacy

It’s a situation bus drivers have seen countless times: They bring the bus to a stop, extend the stop-arm, begin to let students disembark – only to see a car behind them ignore the stop sign and speed past. Every time this happens, children are endangered..

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5 Great Tips for Informing and Engaging Parents on Transportation Issues

Parents need to know what is happening with their children once they leave their home and are in the custody of their district. Here are just a few things you can do to ease their concerns. 1. Have multiple forms of contact Don't rely solely on telephone, ..

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Routing Software Keeps Drivers Updated

With challenges such as students moving in and out of the school district and moving to new homes within the district, school bus drivers need to stay informed about where to pick up the children they are driving to school. When student bus stops change, w..

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National Safety Council Joins the Appeal for School Bus Seat Belts

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced its endorsement of seat belts on school buses. The National Safety Council (NSC) now shares this view and has made its endorsement of seat belts on school buses public.

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New Heavy-Duty Electric Drivetrain Designed for School Buses

Options in gasoline alternatives for student bus transportation continue to expand. As we've talked about before, both propane and natural-gas engines are becoming more popular with school districts, thanks to their lower ongoing costs and better emissions..

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Cutting Costs With Bus Routing Software

It’s no secret that school districts across the country are having a difficult time balancing their budgets. Whenever a school district faces financial challenges, the transportation department is a likely target for cuts. Eliminating bus stops and changin..

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Expanding Internet Access of Minnesota School Buses

The Internet has literally changed the face of American education. Unfortunately, for some students in rural Minnesota it is nearly impossible to access the Web once they’ve walked out of the classroom doors. This has led educators and lawmakers to find ne..

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