2020 was a 12 months full of recent classes to study in each job function and each business. In pupil transportation, ridership monitoring took on new significance to aide in touch tracing and way more. As transportation managers search for know-how that meets the distinctive wants of their pupil inhabitants, employees, fleet, and funds, the completely different choices may be overwhelming.
Not too long ago, Tyler Applied sciences held a webinar targeted on the completely different choices and strategies for gathering and using vital ridership knowledge, that includes testimonials from districts seeing success with every.
The transportation professionals featured have been glad to share tales of what sort of ridership know-how greatest match their wants for monitoring knowledge each associated and unrelated to COVID-19.
James Scott, transportation supervisor at El Dorado Public Faculties in Kansas, has been utilizing the Tyler Bus Attendance app all through the pandemic. El Dorado initially applied the app anticipating to wish to make the most of its contact tracing capabilities, however their district has had constantly low instances of COVID-19, and make contact with tracing wasn’t a precedence.
As an alternative, the district has discovered the app to be helpful in methods that they had not anticipated. Since El Dorado has been steadily altering their routes, they’ve been utilizing the app as a complement for drivers to trace route ridership via attendance checks.
The Tyler Bus Attendance app has additionally been capable of assist drivers adapt to the various routes by displaying which college students and stops are subsequent on their present route.
Selena Hayes, transportation supervisor for Cowichan Valley College District in British Columbia has been using the Tyler Telematic GPS solution at her district for years and located that they already had what they wanted when the pandemic hit.
Cowichan college students have RFID scan playing cards to handle monitoring when boarding and disembarking the varsity bus. Hayes would use this knowledge for any contact tracing when needed however, extra importantly, she will be able to use the information for monitoring at-risk college students in her district.
Melissa ISD in Texas applied Tyler Drive tablets to assist acquire pupil ridership knowledge and supply turn-by-turn instructions for substitute and new drivers.
Weston Bartlett, the transportation director on the time of implementation, was working to find and supply knowledge to assist make the districts routes extra environment friendly. He was capable of scale back the variety of routes and employees with the intention to save the district cash.
Through the pandemic, Melissa ISD has been ready to make use of its Tyler Drive tablets at the side of pupil scan playing cards to supply any needed contact tracing knowledge in addition to present the drivers with up to date routes to mirror adjusted routing schemes.
Tyler has been creating apps and options all through the pandemic to higher serve the scholar transportation business. To study extra about Tyler’s pupil ridership choices, watch this recorded presentation.