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Wylie ISD Hits the Road with "Here Comes the Bus" App

Here Comes the Bus App IconParents in Wylie ISD will now be able to track their child’s bus in real-time using the “Here Comes the Bus” app. “Here Comes the Bus” is an award-winning mobile app that is designed to help students avoid waiting outside for the school bus. It is being rolled out on all Wylie ISD buses. The application helps improve how students, parents and school administrators manage the daily bus commute.

“We are proud to offer this service to our parents as a way to increase safety and improve customer service,” said Ed Ostrander, Wylie ISD Director of Transportation. “Parents may never again have to ask “When does the bus arrive?” or “What time will my child be dropped off?” It connects and protects students, parents and school administrators.”

Details, including how to download and register with the app, are available at: wylieisd.net/HCTB

Wylie ISD is partnering with Synovia Solutions to integrate a suite of digital tools on the districts’ fleet of buses, so it can improve safety, enhance service and save the district money. The technology behind the app will help drivers and student riders enjoy a better user experience. The app promises to take the stress out of parents’ morning and keep students protected from the sometimes unpredictable Texas weather.

The GPS-enabled fleet tracking solution is powered by hardware that is installed on the school buses. The proprietary software was developed by the Indiana company that now serves approximately 1,100 customers nationwide, including some of the nation’s largest school districts.