2020 was a yr full of recent classes to study in each job position and each business. In scholar transportation, ridership monitoring took on new significance to aide involved tracing and far more. As transportation managers search for expertise that meets the distinctive wants of their scholar inhabitants, employees, fleet, and finances, the completely different choices could be overwhelming.
Lately, Tyler Applied sciences held a webinar targeted on the completely different choices and strategies for gathering and using essential ridership knowledge, that includes testimonials from districts seeing success with every.
The transportation professionals featured had been comfortable to share tales of what sort of ridership expertise 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 carried out the app anticipating to wish to make the most of its contact tracing capabilities, however their district has had persistently low circumstances of COVID-19, and call tracing wasn’t a precedence.
As an alternative, the district has discovered the app to be helpful in methods they’d not anticipated. Since El Dorado has been incessantly 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 in a position to 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 college bus. Hayes would use this knowledge for any contact tracing when vital however, extra importantly, she will be able to use the info for monitoring at-risk college students in her district.
Melissa ISD in Texas carried out Tyler Drive tablets to assist acquire scholar 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 in a position to scale back the variety of routes and employees to be able 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 scholar scan playing cards to offer any vital contact tracing knowledge in addition to present the drivers with up to date routes to replicate adjusted routing schemes.
Tyler has been growing apps and options all through the pandemic to raised serve the scholar transportation business. To study extra about Tyler’s scholar ridership choices, watch this recorded presentation.