School Buses

Transportant, RWC Group Partnership to Produce Smart Buses for K–12 Schools

School bus technology provider Transportant and commercial truck & bus dealership RWC Group recently announced a partnership that will provide smart school buses to K–12 districts around the country, according to a news release. Transportant’s technology is currently being used in more than 2,000 school buses across 78 schools in 14 states. The RWC Group dealership sells buses to schools in five and will install Transportant technology into its customers’ new or existing vehicles.

“A great learning environment begins and ends with a safe, efficient ride to and from school,” said Transportant CEO Martin Staples. “We look forward to integrating the latest tools and technology into buses from RWC Group so that schools can better serve the students they are responsible for every day.”

Transportant’s school bus technology integrates safety and security features into a school’s existing transportation management system, according to the news release. The system tracks where each bus is and who is on it, as well as provides live camera and audio capabilities for incident alerts and problem resolution. It also provides drivers with a student check-in/check-out system and turn-by-turn directions. Finally, the mobile app will allow parents to track the bus’ location and ensure their child is onboard.

“We are proud to play a part in creating a more efficient, safer method of transporting precious cargo to and from school,” said RWC Group President Robert Cunningham. “We make school buses smarter by integrating the technology, and schools can easily take it from there by downloading the Transportant command center to view and manage riders and their fleet from any device.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].