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FirstView® Bus Tracking

We track the bus so you don't have to

Keep track of buses in real time.

The FirstView® Product Suite brings together GPS, electronic routing software, and First Student’s operations platform, FOCUS™, to provide enhanced communication and visibility into your transportation system. The suite consists of the FirstView® District Dashboard and the FirstView® Parent App.

FirstView® gives you accurate and quick information so that you can:

  • Track buses in real-time
  • Proactively communicate with parents
  • Keep your district running smoothly with routing insights
  • Answer parents’ questions and assuage any concerns
FirstView gives your parents peace-of-mind.

Miles driven every year


We work with 1,000 school districts




We work with districts in 38 American states and 7 Canadian provinces

Stay up to date with all your student’s journeys, all on one-screen ​

FirstView® gives you real-time tracking so you can view your entire transportation system in one view and on one screen. The FirstView Parent App gives caregivers peace of mind knowing where their child’s bus is. It’s also a convenient way to communicate with parents through push-messages.

The FirstView® District Dashboard can be incorporated as a stand-alone product and easily accessed via desktop for access to your entire transportation system. In addition to helping manage daily communication needs, the platform gathers accurate, system-wide transportation data for administrative-level decision making​.

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The FirstView® parent app gives parents direct access to the status of their child’s bus. Whether deciding the best time to meet at the stop, or seeking detailed delay notifications, FirstView® gives parents and students the information they need to plan their day and stay connected. 

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First Student has always invested in the latest vehicle technology, hardware and software to deliver the best in safety and performance to our district partners.​

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Learn More About Us

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student moves more passengers per day than all U.S. airlines combined. We know the value in leveraging our best practices, technologies and processes to deliver quality transportation solutions. What sets us apart is our desire to build close, trusted partnerships with the districts we serve. 


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