Cobb County School District Invests in Technology to Improve School Bus Service
Mobile App “Here Comes the Bus” Delivers Rideshare Experience for Parents and Students
Cobb County, Georgia – Parents in one of Georgia’s largest school districts will no longer be asking “When does the school bus arrive?” following the adoption of an award-winning school bus tracking app.
The Cobb County School District will soon introduce a rapidly expanding mobile application that has revolutionized the way more than a million users nationwide experience the daily school bus commute.
The school district is partnering with Synovia Solutions to integrate a suite of digital tools on the districts’ roughly 1,000 buses designed to improve safety, enhance service and save the district money.
Cobb County is slated to adopt the “Here Comes the Bus” mobile application and smart fleet technology next month. The solution will deliver real-time tracking of school bus location and deliver real-time e-mail and push notification alerts to ensure students and parents arrive at the school bus stop on time.
Launched in 2015 by Indiana-based Synovia Solutions following more than a decade in the school bus fleet tracking industry, the free mobile app has more than a million downloads.
It has earned 4.6 stars on the Apple App store with more than 40,000 reviews.
“The Here Comes the Bus app is an essential tool for parents, students and school administrators due to its intuitive interface and straightforward approach to connecting buses with parents and students,” said Jon King, CEO, Synovia Solutions. “We’re honored to have earned the trust of Cobb County schools and are excited to leverage our portfolio of services to help the district save money and deliver improved customer service.”
The school district said the Synovia integration will help its drivers and student riders enjoy a better user experience.
“The ‘Here Comes The Bus’ app is another way we strive to keep parents informed and their children safe. Our students will know exactly when to arrive at the bus stop, and their parents will know when they are stepping off the bus in the afternoon,” said John Adams Deputy Superintendent of HR and Operations.
“The new technology reinforces the truth that our buses truly are the safest way to get students to and from school.
Cobb County said the app promises to destress parents’ mornings and keep students protected from harsh winter weather.