Why The 20-21 School Year Is an Opportunity

When you think of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, you probably picture amphibious landing craft, warplanes, and thousands of storming troops. What you probably don’t picture is one of the most important pieces of equipment brought to those gray beaches on that fateful day: the bulldozer. Source: “Caterpillar D7 Armoured Bulldozer” Nevington War Museum The … Continue reading Why The 20-21 School Year Is an Opportunity

Great Ideas for Driver Connection

For professional drivers, one of the biggest topics of discussion in my training classes was student management. Drivers are generally concerned about how to handle different scenarios, and rightfully so! The good news is they receive constant training on this topic, not just at the start of their career but all throughout. As transportation directors … Continue reading Great Ideas for Driver Connection

Tyler at NAPT

Tyler’s transportation team was proud to show up in a big way at the 2019 National Association of Pupil Transportation Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Josh Rice, the director of transportation for Klein Independent School District in Texas, gave a series of brief presentations about his experience using Versatrans. He spoke to NAPT attendees about the … Continue reading Tyler at NAPT

Tyler Drive Districts in the Spotlight

On-board technology is sweeping through the student transportation industry, representing a change as massive as the ones brought by GPS devices and cameras in prior years. Districts across the country have been embracing the Tyler Drive on-board tablet and using it to improve safety, communication, and efficiency, and the media has taken notice. We are … Continue reading Tyler Drive Districts in the Spotlight

District’s Rapid Growth Prompts Transportation Upgrade

Sometimes during our travels, we are reminded how quickly a district’s needs can change. Two districts may combine into one and require new routes to be designed, while another district may change its school start times, emphasizing the need for better communication tools to reach parents and students. Weston Bartlett, transportation director for Melissa Independent … Continue reading District’s Rapid Growth Prompts Transportation Upgrade

5 Ways Tablets Can Help Contractors

While tablets are taking the K-12 transportation industry by storm in general, it’s important to think about how they can especially benefit contractors. When servicing multiple school districts, having the right software and hardware can be an integral part of your operation. While revolutionary, tablets might just seem like another tool in your arsenal. However, … Continue reading 5 Ways Tablets Can Help Contractors

Modern Student Safety Solutions: A Driver’s Perspective

As student-oriented technology has rapidly developed and improved, parents have demanded districts provide the same accountability for students riding the bus that they expect in the classroom. When we recently spoke with Daryl Barry, a school bus driver in Barrington, Illinois, she reflected on how expectations for student safety on the bus have evolved over … Continue reading Modern Student Safety Solutions: A Driver’s Perspective

Purchasing an On-Bus Tablet Solution

Tablet solutions for student transportation can help increase the level of safety and service you can provide to your community, but it can be difficult to understand how to tell one version of this new technology apart from the others. As a former Transportation Director, I know as well as anyone that there are many … Continue reading Purchasing an On-Bus Tablet Solution

District’s Creativity Shines in Tyler Drive Video

It’s not every day that a client reaches out to show off how they are introducing one of Tyler's solutions to their community. So when the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District showed us the video they created to introduce Tyler Drive™ to their parents and students, we were blown away. Pal-Mac’s 50 buses were recently equipped … Continue reading District’s Creativity Shines in Tyler Drive Video

Tales from the Road: Maine District Switches to Traversa for Ease of Use

Recently, as part of my work for Tyler Technologies, I got the chance to speak with Transportation Director Brenda Cravens, who works for Maine School Administrative District (MSAD) 60 in North Berwick, Maine. In the past year she switched from the state-sponsored routing software to Traversa, and I asked to share her story here to … Continue reading Tales from the Road: Maine District Switches to Traversa for Ease of Use