14 Feb '18, 1am

4 Top Tech Innovations for School Transportation - School Bus Fleet

With the downturn in the economy a few years back, many school districts increased their walk zones to schools. This was done to reduce transportation costs. In addition, 25% of all schools in the U.S. are private schools, most of which do not provide school bus transportation. Both of these factors create challenges for parents to arrange for transportation for their kids. I always wondered when the Uber concept would be leveraged to solve this issue for parents. Now, I think it’s coming in a big way with the recent investment by Student Transportation Inc. in rideshare provider HopSkipDrive [see January 2018 issue, pg. 16 ]. There will be initial skepticism about the reliability of the drivers and the safety of the vehicles, but once rigorous checks and training programs are implemented, it’s just a matter of time before this concept will be widely used. In fact, I see t...

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