Your guide to the latest and greatest transportation solutions.
No matter your district’s needs, whether it’s back-up cameras or Wi-Fi connectivity on buses, there’s a solution out there for you. That’s why it’s important for transportation departments to stay on top of all the latest and greatest options available. Below is a quick list – a cheat sheet, if you will – of just a few of the tools out there.
GPS tracking: Track your buses, map your routes, and create meaningful transportation reports. This is one of the most common and most helpful tools for transportation departments. It’s an easy way to help save money and provide added safety as well.
Electronic time tracking: Solutions like Synovia’s Time and Attendance allow your drivers to clock in and out within their vehicles. This eliminates paying for non-driving time, and can save you up to 15 minutes per driver per vehicle per day – time that really adds up.
Maintenance management: Be proactive in your approach to maintenance, and avoid unexpected and costly fixes. This solution offers detailed engine data, allowing you to protect one of your largest investments – your buses.
Bus routing software: Design the most efficient routes for your district. Integrate with your GPS and you’ll have a comprehensive transportation management system; compare planned routes to actual, and know when each bus should be at its next stop.
Student ridership: Track exactly where and when your students board and exit their bus. Take it a step further and combine with a mobile app, such as Here Comes the Bus®, to allow parents and students visibility into exactly where their bus is.
Video surveillance: Keep kids safer with cameras in and around the bus, allowing you to see and capture what was invisible before. It’s a great deterrent to prevent bullying, and increased visibility helps drivers prevent accidents.
Wi-Fi connectivity: Give your students the ability to make the most of their bus ride. Offer broadband service so that students can complete assignments easily while on the move.
This list isn’t comprehensive, but it gives you a good place to start. There is a solution out there for almost any need you can think of. The key is to understand what’s important to your transportation department, and to stay on top of trends to know what is available and which solution will best suit your needs.
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