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

Tyler K-12 Transportation Clients Respond to COVID-19

Of the many industries facing unprecedented change due to the current COVID-19 crisis, school districts are among those facing the most difficult challenges. How do we ensure that students receive the meals they depend on during the school week? How do we deliver education to a population where not everyone has access to technology? How … Continue reading Tyler K-12 Transportation Clients Respond to COVID-19

Tyler Transportation Directors on Technology Through the Years

On March 18 Tyler’s own Kim Rentner will host an online Q&A with two student transportation industry veterans to talk about real-world solutions for keeping up with changing technology. Our guest speakers are: Barry Sudduth, Transportation Director at Stafford County Schools in Virginia and former NAPT President, with 19 years of experience in student transportationNick … Continue reading Tyler Transportation Directors on Technology Through the Years

Why the Smartphone Gets Too Much Credit

What if I told you the smartphone didn’t actually change the world? Yeah, sure, you’re thinking. The way I navigate in my car every day? The way I keep up on every second of the news? The way I listen to audiobooks and podcasts and my favorite band? (Pink Floyd, of course.) The way nearly … Continue reading Why the Smartphone Gets Too Much Credit

Eight Reasons to Reach for the Cloud

A technology supervisor at Sabine Parish School District, LA got an alert on his phone around 4:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning letting him know there had been a surge in bandwidth on the school’s server. In addition to the odd day and time, it was also summer break. Something was wrong. After a quick … Continue reading Eight Reasons to Reach for the Cloud

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

Routing Choices That Move You Forward

The technology at your fingertips can either propel your team’s productivity or it can grind your office to a halt. Debbie Swenson, the transportation systems and technical analyst at Arlington ISD in Texas, recently shared her experience trying to route with inefficient tools and the frustrations that ultimately led the district to seek a better … Continue reading Routing Choices That Move You Forward

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