The Current State of School Bus Route Optimization

When it comes to squeezing transportation departments for every last drop of monetary savings, optimized school bus routing is top of mind. Districts everywhere have turned, or are turning, to a host of software solutions that, in partnership with GPS, allow school bus operators to uncover routing efficiencies and to better map routes to bell times, even adjusting the latter as necessary. The list of potential solutions goes on and on.

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Zonar Announces Executive Leadership Changes and Hires

SEATTLE — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, announced today that Ian McKerlich has taken over as president and CEO. McKerlich, who had been serving as president at Zonar, succeeds Brett Brinton in the CEO role as part of a planned leadership transition resulting from the majority investment stake in Zonar by Continental AG. Brinton remains with the organization as a strategic advisor.

Transfinder, Synovia Sign Reseller Agreement

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Transfinder and Synovia Solutions have signed a reseller agreement that authorizes Synovia to sell Transfinder products. It is Transfinder’s first reseller agreement in the company’s 28-year history.

Zonar, NAPT Award $1M in Tech Grants for 36 School Districts


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Zonar Systems and the National Association for Pupil Transportation awarded more than $1 million in grants during a general session here at the NAPT Summit for the latest technology hardware to improve school bus security, safety and dfficiency.

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Transfinder, 247Security Integrate Routing and Video

School bus routing software and fleet management firm Transfinder said its systems now "seamlessly" intergrate with 247Security's live streaming and historical video, as well as live GPS and vehicle utilization reports. 

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Survey: 7 in 10 Parents Confident in School Bus Safety

A survey released last week by fleet vehicle SaaS firm Fleetmatics claims that while a majority of parents are satisfied with school bus safety, they want to see increased technology, such as student and vehicle tracking, as well as improved screening of school bus drivers.

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