Option 2 – Student Ridership (Only)
Student Ridership / Student Tracking (Only)
With more parents working, children are often responsible for getting themselves ready in the morning and to the bus stop on time. An often bigger concern is that they actually got on the bus to go to school, or got off the bus at the right stop after school. School administrators and parents alike worry about the transportation safety of their most precious cargo – children that ride the school bus.
Student Ridership is student tracking software that gives school administrators and parents comfort in knowing their children made it safely on and off the right bus at the right stop. By using a barcode or RFID proximity reader on the bus, students will scan their ID card as they board and exit the bus, giving the district actionable information in the event a student attempts to exit at the wrong stop. An alternative to the barcode and RFID readers is Synovia Solution’s Mobile Data Terminal, or MDT, which allows the driver to select the name of the student as they board or exit the bus.
For districts, Student Ridership has reports that include:
- Accurate rider manifest for each bus in the event of an accident or emergency
- Rider counts for state audits, Medicaid reimbursement or to assess utilization
What does student tracking mean for parents? Peace of mind in knowing their child safely made it on the right bus and got off at the right stop. They can view their child’s scans as they board and exit the bus within the Here Comes Bus® app and website, and can receive push alerts and email notifications which identifies their child’s:
- The bus number
- Time and location of scan
- Available in English, Spanish and French
Signing up is easy. Simply download the Here Comes the Bus free app from the App Store or Google Play to your smart device. Create a secure account, add your students and you’re all set! If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, don’t worry. You can still use Student Ridership via the Here Comes the Bus website on a laptop or computer.
What are you waiting for? Click here and start today!
Note: Student tracking is only available if the district purchased Student Ridership hardware and software, and is available to parents via the Here Comes the Bus app and website. Bus tracking is only available if the district purchased Here Comes the Bus software.
Signing up for Here Comes the Bus is easy.