Here ComesThe Bus Rolls Into Troup County School System
New app tells parents when the school bus is arriving
Troup County School System (TCSS) parents will be able to find out when the school bus is arriving at their child’s bus stop thanks to a new, realtime school bus tracking application (app) called Here Comes The Bus.
Beginning Monday, September 14th, parents and students can download the Here Comes The Bus app using their smartphone device. After downloading, the student identification number and district code will need to be entered to complete the process. The district code is 79967and the student id can be obtained through Infinite Campus, by calling your school’s office or asking your student their “lunch number.”
Chip Giles, TCSS Transportation Director said, “Here Comes The Bus is quite amazing and simple. It works like any other app on your phone. Parents can receive push notifications so their child can be ready when the bus comes to their child’s stop. This makes it more efficient and safer for our families. It can also give our parents an added sense of security to know we are taking care of their child from the time they step on the bus until the time they reach their destination.”
The district partnered with Synovia Solutions to introduce the mobile app that is designed to improve safety and efficiency, enhance transportation services, and track bus location. Each of the 165 buses in TCSS’s fleet will be outfitted with the tracking devices connected to Here Comes The Bus.
Giles noted that the app will send a notification to the parent’s smartphone device when the bus enters a one mile radius of the pick-up and drop-off location. This way, parents can
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have children ready to meet the bus on time, greet their kids at the bus stop when they get home, and have the convenience of knowing the bus is on the way. In addition to the push notifications, parents can track the location of the bus through the app.
Giles concluded by saying, “We are excited to use new technology as a way to keep parents informed and keep kids safe.”
“Reducing cost while maximizing safety is critical for school districts across the United States. In Troup County, we are helping fleet operators to pick up and deliver students to schools safely and much more,” said Brad Bishop, Director of Product Management, CalAmp, the parent company of Synovia Solutions.
“We have implemented several of our portfolio services to optimize bus routes and driver management, track fleet locations in real time, and monitor engine diagnostics to maximize fleet performance. All of these services save school districts money and ensure the safe delivery of children to school every day.”
Parents who experience any challenges with the app should submit a help ticket here.
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