Sneak Peek: Here Comes the Bus App

Posted by Timothy Pritchett at 12/15/2015 11:00:00 AM

At this evening's Board meeting, the MCCSC will unveil the rollout plan for launching the Here Comes the Bus application. Here Comes the Bus pairs our existing onboard GPS system with a user friendly interface for tracking bus arrival time. The presentation at tonight's meeting will share some of the main features of the app and include a schedule for the rollout to parents. The app will offer two levels of subscription. The free level simply has a user enter a corporation code, establish a free account, and have the ability to track their child's bus through an onscreen map. For a small subscription fee, a parent could elect to establish a "geofence," essentially a radius around a given location, that would provide alerts when a bus entered the radius and was approaching a stop. Check out this short video from Synovia to see how it works:

Parents can download the app, "Here Comes the Bus," by Synovia Solutions through the Appstore and Google Play. Upon launch, scheduled in late January/early February, look for a corporation code to establish an account. If you have questions about this app or any other MCCSC initiative, please Contact Us.