PSD has adopted the "Here Comes the Bus" app to help parents know where their child's bus is. Here Comes the Bus, which provides the real-time location of each bus, can be accessed through desktop or mobile devices. The information is secure, provided to parents through a private ID that grants access to only their child's bus information.
Full-access subscriptions are now free to PSD parents. Parents that paid $18.50 on or after Oct. 1 will receive a refund. Parents can now sign up for the service via the app.
The app is designed to increase convenience for parents during hectic mornings and provide another layer of safety for students. Schedule changes and bus delays due to traffic or weather are easy to find, and users can choose to receive push notifications when the bus is within five minutes of their stop.
"The best part is that we're able to increase student safety using this app," Matt Bryant, Director of Transportation said. "Now parents can monitor their student's progression to and from school in real time."