At STI, the impact of technology is far reaching. It enhances services, improves operations and lowers costs. From the innovative safety and communications equipment on our buses to cutting-edge routing systems and sophisticated cloud IT services that keep our employees connected, Student Transportation Inc. remains ahead of the curve in technology and fleet innovation.
Whether you’re on or off the bus, you can trust that the technology STI invests in keeps safety front of mind.
Equipping vehicles with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) not only provides managers and school administrators with the capability to locate a bus on its route at any time --- it also helps to improve routing schedules and determine important factors such as speed, idling and fuel usage.
SafeStop is the industry’s leading school bus tracking app that provides parents with valuable information about the location of their child’s school bus. Additionally, SafeStop Analytics provides school districts and transportation staff with a unique platform to analyze KPI (Key Performance Indicator) data, which can help enhance the safety and efficiency of fleets. Utilizing GPS tracking, SafeStop combines security, safety and communication into one user-friendly school bus tracking app that helps districts reduce the volume of parent phone calls while giving families peace of mind.
STI utilizes routing and planning software that enables our locations to cost-effectively manage their day-to-day operations. Proper use of these software packages helps us to reduce the number of buses needed on the road, reduces the time students need to be on the bus, and provides the safest and most efficient routes for our drivers. As a result, fuel consumption, wage expense and wear and tear on our vehicles are reduced.
Cameras are a simple but essential safety tool that help manage driver accountability while assisting in the safe management of student behavior.
It is the driver's responsibility to check for children who may be left on the bus at the end of their routes. The Child Check-Make System is intended to aid the driver by providing audible and visual alerts when the bus ignition is turned off at the end of any route or trip.
As a company, STI has made a strong commitment to the environment. Across North America, we are utilizing new, renewable, environmentally-friendly fuels and are at the forefront of the industry in the use of propane autogas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and biofuel technology. We have invested millions of dollars into our ‘green fleet technology’, which results in reduced carbon emissions and a healthier environment for our passengers, employees and communities.
This standard piece of safety equipment helps students cross in front of the bus at a safe distance, while serving as an alert to surrounding vehicles that they are required to stop. Front stop arms allow for the safe passage of students loading and unloading the school bus.
Our people are positive role models for the more than one million children we transport every day.