Student Management Archives - School BUSRide


Shelby Eastern Schools implements best routing processes with Transfinder

Thirty miles east of Indianapolis, with 1,150 students split between two elementary schools and two combination junior high schools, Shelby Eastern Schools provides transportation to approximately 950 students each day across 18 bus routes. When Katrina Falk, director of transportation, arrived at Shelby Eastern Schools, she was not a stranger to implementing best routing practices.  […]

Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges With Yesterday’s Funding

By Tim Ammon Congratulations: you are making it through the pandemic. Now you get the opportunity to begin thinking about how the pandemic-related economic disruption will start impacting your budget. You will be doing this in the context of school re-starts, expanding service expectations, and pent-up frustrations with lockdowns, shutdowns, and schedule changes. Faced with […]

New York School Districts Optimize Routing During Pandemic

School officials in New York are singing the praises of new routing technology powered by Artificial Intelligence Optimization (AIO). Transfinder, since 1988 a developer in routing, scheduling, and fleet maintenance solutions, released the first major overhaul of its flagship routing software in Spring. Transfinder President and CEO Antonio Civitella said that Routefinder PLUS – Transfinder’s […]

Embracing Change in Pupil Transportation

I remember my first school bus run in 1989; my heart beating from the anticipation of transporting students for the first ti me while double clutching and shifting my way to second gear. I remember approaching the bus stop on Gerber Road in Elk Grove, California. I opened the door, loaded students, watched their smiles, […]

Focus on Reinvention as Children Return to School

COVID has created myriad disruptions to normal school transportation, but one of the most impactful is how much the pandemic has disrupted transportation for children in all grades, all socioeconomic classes, and all district types. While we understand the immediate term impact of this disruption, the longer-term effect on both student development and district operations […]