Parents in Canada prepare for severe winter weather at the bus stop with free bus-tracking app

INDIANAPOLISNov. 15, 2016 /CNW/ — As the days grow shorter and severe winter weather is upon us, parents throughout Canada are gearing up with a free innovative app that provides the real-time bus location, scheduled and actual arrival times, as well as push alerts and emails so parents can get their child to and from the bus stop safely and on time. The Here Comes The Bus® app is the only mobile device app in North America that provides a push alert when the bus is near and is free for the 2016-17 school year in the App Store and Google Play.

The Here Comes the Bus app is from Synovia Solutions™, the same company that provides GPS tracking systems for 764 school districts throughout North America. These GPS software solutions work to increase fuel efficiency, improve safety measures and track vehicle location. Here Comes the Bus has been adopted by 120 school districts and used by 132,000 parents and students in Canada and the U.S.

“Sending a child out to the bus stop this time of year can be a stressor; will they be waiting in the dark, cold, rain or snow?” says Elizabeth James, Synovia Solutions. “Waiting for a child to come home can be stressful too. Here Comes the Bus gives parents peace of mind providing information they need, when they need it.”

Through the Here Comes the Bus app, parents can select the alerts they want to receive and how. For instance, they can receive a push notification or email alert when their child’s bus is within five minutes of the bus stop. The app also provides parents a customizable map to quickly locate the bus, track when it arrives at or leaves school, or to see if there’s a bus substitution or schedule change.

Here Comes the Bus can be accessed for free during the 2016-17 school year. The app is secure, with the school officials providing parents a private ID that grants access to only their child’s bus. Here Comes the Bus is available in three languages – English, Spanish and French.


About Here Comes the Bus
Here Comes the Bus is developed and managed by Synovia Solutions. Synovia Solutions provides GPS tracking solutionsto help manage vehicle fleets for schools, construction, field service, landscaping, public safety, public works and sanitation.         

SOURCE Synovia Solutions

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