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Here Comes The Bus

Here Comes The Bus

Here Comes The Bus (HCTB) allows parents to view real-time location of their child's school bus on a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Here Comes The Bus is an easy-to-use website and mobile device app that is powered by Synovia Bus Tracker, the GPS-enabled vehicle tracking system. Parents and caregivers are able to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus, in addition to receiving email alerts and push notifications that help parents send their students to the bus stop at just the right time.

Transportation Services and IT Services have been working to fully implement Synovia and the subsequent Here Comes The Bus. Implementing this new system requires both MPS and our contractors to install and monitor GPS units, train all drivers in proper use and procedures, and integrate with our scheduling software system.

Once the tracking system has been implemented, we plan to pilot the Here Comes the Bus app at a few schools. More information and resources will be shared in this space as the project moves forward. Prior to the pilot release, Transportation and the selected schools will host parent informational sessions as well as provide a dedicated email address and customer survey to exchange information on how the pilot is working for families.