Improve your transportation with integrated solutions that incorporate the latest technologies.
You deserve the latest technological innovations that improve the quality of your transportation service, create new efficiencies for your district, and keep your students safe. With our on-board bus technologies, you can easily address:
- Safety issues when getting on and off the bus
- Behavioral issues
- Unauthorized people on the bus
- Mechanical difficulties
Implementing Wi-Fi on 100% of buses in 2020
Partner with First Student and you’ll get:
Enhanced Vehicle Inspection and Reporting
A handheld device records the daily pre-trip inspection and alerts dispatch and the maintenance team of any variances. Then, mechanics are notified when a repair is needed thanks to a direct interface with our vehicle maintenance system.
Crossing Control Arms
A bright yellow arm mechanically extends in front of the bus bumper when loading or unloading students. It reminds students to move to a safe distance in front of the bus before crossing and to stay out of the Danger Zone™.
Child Check-Mate System®
This system requires the driver to walk through the bus and check for sleeping children. If they fail to do so, visual and audible alarms are triggered. Interior motion sensors further protect against unauthorized persons on the bus.
Additional Technologies Available
Buses can be equipped with digital color cameras, which are mounted throughout the bus and provide multi-angle views so that secure digital recordings of any incidents can be shared with administrators. Buses can also be equipped with Wi-Fi so students can access online educational resources as needed.
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When will the buses show up? How can I see when students will be picked up or dropped off? FirstView® is the comprehensive and secure school bus tracking, communications and engagement tool for parents, school administrators and transportation management teams. Download more information about FirstView® here and see how it gives our school districts partners the transportation information they need most through the District Dashboard, then sends that information to parents and families via the Parent App.