Providing online estimated time of arrival and bus stop look up for parents
Versatrans My Stop™ integrates many parts of the Versatrans suite to provide mobile access to bus information. With My Stop, parents, guardians and students know exactly where their school bus is and what time it will show up at their stop — all from a smart phone or similar mobile device. Never miss the bus again with My Stop!
This simple, yet informative tool gives parents, guardians and students the ability to know exactly where the school bus is. My Stop graphically displays the school bus's location on a map, as well as the estimated time of arrival (ETA) to a specific student's bus stop. The school bus's location is automatically updated every five seconds (update frequency depends on your GPS hardware and data plan) and the ETA is recalculated to accommodate any delays due to traffic while in route.
My Stop is available as either a web application or as a native app for iPhone® and Android™ smartphones. When using the app, parents can choose to receive push notifications alerting them to changes in their bus schedule, district-wide announcements and other important news. The web application allows users of other devices including PCs to access the information via a Web browser.
My Stop helps districts increase communication by providing information to families before it is even requested. This not only raises the level of service currently provided, but also significantly reduces incoming phone calls to the transportation office. Sending push notifications via the mobile app also helps to ensure that parents receive important information. Never again receive phone calls from parents asking where the bus is.
What Makes My Stop Unique
- Mobile app available for iPhone® or Android™ mobile devices, or access the web application on your PC, tablet or other device
- View when the bus should get to the student's bus stop
- Identify the current location of the school bus on the way to the student's bus stop
- Toggle between a Bing™ aerial map and road map, or set the map display to "automatic"
- Allow parents/guardians to log in easily, with minimal setup required
- Choose a student and instantly locate their school bus in a multiple student household
Solutions Required to Use Versatrans My Stop
Versatrans Routing & Planning™ — My Stop's intelligence comes directly from Routing & Planning. Because of the foundation that Routing & Planning provides, there is practically zero set up required by the parent or guardian.
Versatrans Onscreen® — My Stop is built into Onscreen, our powerful AVL system that lets dispatchers know where each vehicle is at all times. My Stop comes with Onscreen at no additional cost.
Versatrans e-Link® — My Stop's user permissions are provided by e-Link, our parent portal that allows parents to look up bus stop and route information.
Tyler Telematic GPS — Vehicles must be outfitted with GPS units that continuously transmit data. While our software accepts data from the leading GPS hardware providers, the use of Tyler Telematic GPS™ hardware provides the best overall GPS and transportation management experience.