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Follow the Progress of Your Child's School Bus with New App

November 8, 2018
 

Parents and Students Now Able to Follow the Progress of School Buses with "Here Comes The Bus"

 

iPhone in front of bus

Sick of not knowing exactly when your child's bus will arrive? There's an app for that.

"Here Comes the Bus," a free mobile app now supported by Radnor Township School, allows for the real-time monitoring of the location of traveling district school buses from a smartphone, tablet or computer, meant to help students and parents/guardians get to the bus stop at the right time, every time.

"We know placing children in our care to and from school every day requires a significant amount of trust," RTSD Director of Transportation John Hearn said. "We are continually looking for ways to improve the experience for our families."

"Here Comes the Bus" uses GPS technology to allow parents and guardians to track their child(ren)'s bus(es). Push notifications and email alerts are available to notify parents/guardians once the bus enters a predetermined radius. The app uses HTTPS, just like a bank, so all communications between a web browser and the site are encrypted and secure. Multiple students in the same household can be managed through one account.

"'Here Comes the Bus' should provide parents peace of mind as they wait for their children to get picked up and brought home," Hearn said.

 

Of the nearly 3,700 students currently enrolled in RTSD schools, more than 3,300 opt to use the bus on a daily basis, according to Hearn. Five RTSD buses that service approximately 85 district families participated in a "Here Comes the Bus" pilot program in spring 2018.

"We had great success at the end of last year when we offered the service to members of the community through a pilot program," Hearn said. "We are excited to offer the opportunity to all of our bus-riding students this year."

Please contact RTSD Director of Transportation John Hearn with questions. To learn more about "Here Comes the Bus," visit www.HereComestheBus.com.
 

How to Download and Sign Up for "Here Comes the Bus"

  1. Download "Here Comes the Bus" on the App Store or Google Play
  2. Open the App
  3. Click "Sign Up"
  4. Enter the RTSD School District Code (28853)
  5. Create Account
  6. Under "My Students," Click "Add." Enter your child's last name and student ID number.
  7. Once you confirm your information, you're ready to begin using "Here Comes the Bus"!

Click here to view the official flyer.