Presentation on theme: "UPGRADING AND UPDATING THE TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Illinois ASBO 62 nd Annual Conference & Exhibitions."— Presentation transcript:
UPGRADING AND UPDATING THE TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Illinois ASBO 62 nd Annual Conference & Exhibitions
MODERATOR AND PRESENTERS Larry Martinez – Transportation Director, Homer CCSD 33C Ken Surma – Director of Operations, Troy School District 30-C
DIDNT WE JUST DO THIS? Yes, in 2011 we discussed transportation technology, focused on routing software and GPS.
THEN WHY ARE WE HERE TODAY? Technology is continually improving and expanding what it can do for us New innovations: radios, GPS, video recording, routing and mapping. Improved technology is more affordable now.
WHAT WE WILL DO TODAY Expose you to new innovations in the industry. Show you how these innovations can make your bus program better and stronger Leave you with solid ideas to implement advances in technology in your district.
WHAT WE WILL NOT DO TODAY Make anyone here an expert in the space of one hour! Ask you to pass a quiz to get out after the session. Recommend any particular vendors – we will be using some slides and screen grabs from vendors, but without specific endorsements.
ANALOG OR DIGITAL, WHICH FORMAT? Analog Longer history means more support More accessories, features available Only one conversation per channel at any time No software-driven business applications. Digital Multiple conversations, plus features such as text messages, and unit ID Background noise and static are reduced Existing infrastructure and antennas can be used. Software applications include GPS tracking Can be initially more expensive Sensitive to RF interference
WHATS NEW IN ROUTING SOFTWARE? Maps are improving – GIS Mapping allows for precise Geocoding Real-world maps, Google or Bing maps integrated into the application Mobile apps for tablets or smartphones Integration with some auto-dialers – instantly call groups of parents, i.e. bus accidents, or traffic delays. Routing with GPS Student tracking
ILLINOIS PUBLIC ACT 95-0352 Public Act 95-0352, allows both a visual and audio recording to be made on the interior of a school bus when transportation is provided for any school related activity. Notice of such recordings will have to be provided to parents, students, be clearly posted on the entrance door and inside the school bus. Recordings must be held confidential and can only be used by school officials and law enforcement personnel for disciplinary actions or prosecutions related to incidents occurring in or around the school bus. Notice of recordings shall be displayed on the exterior of the entrance door and front interior bulkhead. A white decal with black letters measuring one inch high shall be used to display notice of these recordings. This decal must not cover any window glazing on the service door and shall not obstruct any other required lettering on the front interior bulkhead.
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BOUNDARY PLANNING Routing Application companies are getting active in this field Same population information that is utilized in planning bus routing is critical in future planning Utilize walk distances in planning attendance areas