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The Connected School Bus — Where Video Becomes Safety

Around 25 million students in the US hop on a school bus each weekday. Thanks to its design and the regulations around it, this vehicle is one of the safest on the road. It provides 70 times more safe arrivals at school, compared to a personal car¹. Even so, injuries occur on a daily basis […]

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

Three Technologies Making School Buses Safer The yellow school bus is one of the more technologically advanced and safest vehicles on the road. Still, in a report on parents’ sentiment around school transportation, 75 perent of parents want a better way of tracking their students during the ride. There is a heightened national focus on […]

Successful Electric School Bus Fleet Adoption Starts with the Right Partner

The right partner can help set school districts up for long-term success with electrification. That starts with charging. The introduction of electric school buses (ESBs) into a school district’s fleet can seem like a daunting prospect. After all, fleet electrification represents a fundamentally new approach to vehicle procurement and management. Fortunately, when it comes to […]

FirstNet Provides a Highly Secure Network to Protect Against Cyber Attacks

The COVID-19 shutdowns that lead to at-home learning, also brought on evolutions in the nature of cybercrimes against school districts. A cyberattack can force the shutdown of critical technology systems that are necessary for the safety of students, teachers, and administrators. Most importantly, it can result in the locking down of critical systems – such […]

LiDAS Ensures No Child is Left Behind

After a long day (and despite the school bus industry’s exceptional safety record), children are sometimes left behind on the school bus. Best practices, surveillance systems, and training help a lot — but is there more you can do to ensure every kid is off the bus each night? No school bus driver intends to […]

A Day in the Life of a School Bus

By H. Kevin Mest Every year school buses transport over 23.5 million children to and from school while traveling over 4 billion miles  According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely on a school bus rather than traveling by car. A lot […]

Deer Park ISD Upgrades Field Trip Management to the Cloud

The Texas district recently moved its busHive Field Trip Software from a standalone app to the cloud The transportation department at Texas’ Deer Park Independent School District (ISD) transports more than 3,000 students per day with a fleet of 110 buses. In addition to daily routing, the district coordinates transportation and drivers for field trips, […]

Ransomware Attacks on School Districts and the Resulting Impacts on Transportation Departments

Ransomware attacks – in which a software first maliciously steals information from an organization, and then locks that information until a ransom is paid to hackers – are on the rise against American public school districts. The nature of ransomware has evolved in recent years, lending to an increase in the severity of attacks. “Ransomware […]

Key Considerations in the Pursuit of Clean School Bus Air

Indoor air quality in schools is finally being addressed, and that includes the air in school buses. School buses are the most densely populated areas of a school facility and they inherently have poor air quality. Funding is available through the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to clean the air in […]

Nassau County School District upgrades its routing to the next generation

The Nassau County School District (NCSD) (https://www.nassau.k12.fl.us/) is comprised of 16 fully accredited schools covering five geographic areas across Northeast Florida and serving nearly 12,000 students with over 50 percent utilizing student transportation services on a daily basis. “We have close to 2,000 bus stops that we make every day, running typically 75 routes,” said […]