The ‘Via for Schools’ system will allow users to track school buses as well as receive information on unexpected changes such as real-time bus locations, route changes and vehicle delays.
Richard A. Carranza, schools chancellor at NYC DoE, says: “Through our partnership with Via, we’ll soon have a state-of-the-art app for families to track buses and get real-time automatic updates.”
The NYC DoE transports around 150,000 students on 9,000 bus routes every day. Via for Schools is expected to serve students in general education, special education and students in temporary housing. It will utilise an algorithm that allows school-to-school and home-to-school pick-ups.
Via is to launch a routing system for school buses which it claims will reduce transportation costs for the New York City (NYC) Department of Education (DoE).