September 2019

    This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super Users.

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    Cover Story

    Are Onboard Tablets the New Norm?
    School bus contractor First Student and Tyler Technologies team up to provide 42,000 buses across North America with tablets that include customized software.

    Features

    Technology Disruptions in School Transportation
    Jim Harris, a keynote speaker at the 2019 STN EXPO Reno and best-selling author, discusses the new technology that is available today. These new developments will provide increased safety and efficiency for school bus services.

    Getting Safer with Collision Mitigation
    The era of school buses being able to avoid crashes has arrived. But so far, student transporters are slow to adopt the technology. That should soon change.

    Technology Super Users
    School districts nationwide are dabbling in new technology, with GPS at the forefront of purchasing decisions. Several “Super Users” share their stories and discuss how new technology is transforming their fleet.

    Special Reports

    School Bus Wi-Fi Proves Beneficial
    Several districts have installed Wi-Fi on buses to track routes, improve the flow of data and identify inefficiencies. Wi-Fi also provides students with more productive homework time while traveling to and from school.

    School Bus Tracking Apps Provide Transparency
    Parents are increasingly demanding to know where their children’s school buses are and when they’ll arrive. The technology is also providing student transporters with improved peace of mind.

    Sections

    Feedback
    Trends: Using Technology
    Online
    Photos from STN EXPO Reno
    Ad Index
    Product Info
    Marketplace

    Columns

    Editor’s Take by Ryan Gray
    Connecting the Dots

    Thought Leader by David L. Hopper
    Cloud Computing & the School Bus Industry

    Publisher’s Corner by Tony Corpin
    Superfast Moving Technology