FORT LAUDERDALE – Parents in Broward whose children take the bus to school can now track it.
On Thursday, the school district launched “Here Comes the Bus,” a free and easy-to-use website and app that allow parents and guardians to view the location of their child’s school bus in real-time on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.
It is similar to the Uber or Lyft app, and it’s aimed at taking the guess work out of when a school bus arrives. CBS 4 talked with parents as they waited for their kids at a bus stop in Cooper City.
“I’ve been here sometime and it gets late for 30 minutes, 20 minutes, not all the time, but sometimes they do and then you call the school and then they say the bus is on the way. On the way where?” asked Franklin Hernandez.
Using the school district code, the student’s last name, and ID number, parents will be able to access information on their child’s bus, including bus number, location, and time of arrival at the bus stop.
“I think it’s great and it was long overdue,” Leo Sorits said.
Sorits is the proud dad of a 4th grader, there have been times, his daughter has had to wait on him, he says just for about 3 minutes, but now with the tracking, that shouldn’t be an issue. “By the time I got here, I got a look,” he recalled.
The app also confirms that the student’s bus has arrived at the bus stop and at school, both before and after school. Additionally, parents with multiple children can conveniently track each child’s bus information within one account.
The system is password-protected and available in English, Spanish, and French.
Click Here for more information and to obtain registration information.