By October Rochester Schools will launch a new app that will allow families to monitor daily school bus transportation information, including where a specific bus is on its route. The “Here Comes the Bus” app will be available for any family who utilizes district transportation. Families can see where their child’s school bus is on its daily route.
“Being able to add GPS to our fleet of buses and offering the Here Comes the Bus app to the families in our District is a positive upgrade for transportation in our District. This app and website will provide another layer of security for our students and families, while also leading to greater efficiencies for our bus drivers,” said Dan W. Cox, Superintendent.
The app has the following features:
Notifications on any bus number changes
Notifications alerting families when a bus is approaching the bus stop
Customizable features for different devices, depending on how parents are viewing the app or website
The District purchased the software and equipment last February, however, supply chain challenges are delaying the launch of the app until the end of September. More information will be shared when the app becomes available.