SafeStop Identifies Four Trends at the Midway Point of 2016-2017 School Year

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Jan 31, 2017 2:59:46 PM

School Bus Tracking App Launching Robust Analytics Platform That Identifies Savings Opportunities for Schools

Charleston, SC (January 31, 2017) – SafeStop, the industry’s leading school bus tracking app, enjoyed a strong start to the 2016-2017 school year with its geographic expansion, increased subscriber rates, and added features. The number of customers using the service has more than doubled year over year since inception. And as growth continues, the company has used its SafeStop Analytics platform to identify four major trends since the school year commenced.

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Topics: SafeStop Insider, Bus Safety, Press Releases

SafeStop Enjoys Strong Start to 2016-2017 School Year

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Sep 29, 2016 3:29:31 PM

Market Expansion, New Features, and 100% Customer Retention Boost App's Demand

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SafeStop, the industry's leading school bus tracking app, has enjoyed a robust start to the 2016-2017 school year with significant geographic expansion, continued strong subscriber rates, and new features including a streamlined user interface.

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Topics: Press Releases

SafeStop Continues Rapid Growth Approaching 2016-2017 School Year

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Jun 23, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Parents and Schools Flocking to Connect with Original School Bus Tracking App

Charleston, SC (June 23, 2016) SafeStopTM, the fastest growing and industry- leading school bus tracking app, recently completed its first full year of nationwide operations and is setting up for significant growth for the 2016-2017 school year.

“SafeStop is the new normal in the school transportation industry,” stated Patrick Gallagher, Director of Sales for SafeStop. “We initially created this app with parents in mind, but we very quickly found that this was also powerful for school districts. This is not just a service for parents to subscribe to. Our SafeStop Analytics platform is the ultimate tool for Transportation Directors everywhere. It’s easy to use and provides reliable data that can save money, see where transportation improvements can be made, and ultimately create a smoother running operation.”

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Topics: Connecticut, Washington, Ohio, Hawaii, Press Releases

Tumbleweed Transportation Parents to Log On with SafeStop School Bus Tracking App This Fall

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Apr 4, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Los Angeles, CA (April 4, 2016) SafeStop, the fastest growing and industry-leading school bus tracking app, announced today that Southern California-based Tumbleweed Transportation, which specializes in providing customized safe and reliable school transportation to numerous Los Angeles area private and public schools, has signed up to provide the SafeStop app to its customers.

“We welcome Tumbleweed and their 150 plus vehicle fleet into the SafeStop family and look forward to working with them,” stated Patrick Gallagher, Director of Sales for SafeStop. “They are one of Southern California’s leading school transportation providers and are really out front and leading the way in bringing school transportation into the 21st century. Tumbleweed will begin offering the app to schools and parents at the start of next school year as SafeStop expands coverage in Southern California and throughout the country. As more parents and school officials learn about the benefits of the app and how easy it is to use, they are demanding it be part of school bus operations going forward. Parents today want our app included as part of their transportation program. We created the app with today’s parents in mind to ease their concerns about knowing where the bus is and when it will arrive as well as for safety and security purposes. Schools and contractors, like Tumbleweed, need to make this available to all parents.”

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Topics: California, Press Releases

SafeStop School Bus Tracking App Adding Four School Districts in Illinois

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Jan 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM

During the Winter Weather More Parents and School Officials Will Be Able to Securely Track School Vehicles In Real-time

Chicago, January 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) SafeStop, the original school bus tracking app, announced that four school districts in Illinois are launching the service. Parents and school officials in Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65, Lake Forest School District 67, Lake Forest Community High School District 115 and Deerfield School District 109 will now be able to safely and securely connect in real-time with their children’s school bus. The launch of these high profile Chicago area school districts, through a partnership with Olson Transportation, adds to the vehicles already utilizing the app in large public school systems and small private schools throughout the country, with more vehicles being added regularly.

“We are finding that as parents across North America learn more about SafeStop and the app’s features and benefits, they realize how it is a ‘must have’ app,” stated Patrick Gallagher, Director of Sales for SafeStop. “It allows parents to know where their child’s bus is and really provides them peace of mind while allowing for the convenience of not having to wait out in the cold too long as temperatures drop and the winter weather comes into play.”

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Topics: Illinois, Press Releases

Record Launches for SafeStop – Leading School Bus Tracking App Adding Vehicles in Five States This Month

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Nov 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM

More Parents and School Officials Will Be Able to Securely Track School Vehicles In Real-time Before Winter Arrives

Charleston, S.C. (November 11, 2015) –SafeStop, the original mobile app that connects parents and school officials to the vehicles transporting their students, has announced an additional 250 school vehicles in five states are launching service in November before the winter weather arrives. This launch will provide more than 30,000 parents the opportunity to utilize the app in both large public school systems and small private schools.

“As leaders in this area we are seeing more and more interest from school districts this fall as the temperature drops and parents across North America are learning more about SafeStop and how it is a new ‘must have’ for busy parents,” stated Patrick Gallagher, Director of Sales for SafeStop. “School officials who are looking to provide a higher level of customer service to their parents are turning to SafeStop which means not leaving parents and students out in the cold to wait for the bus. Our unique algorithm gives parents the comfort and security they need to know where and when the bus is coming and when it has arrived.”

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Topics: South Carolina, Press Releases

SafeStop App ‘Connects’ in Rhode Island This School Year

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Aug 26, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Parents and School Officials Provided with Real-time Information From Vehicles Transporting Students

Providence, R.I., August 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – This school year, Barrington Public Schools and East Providence School District in Rhode Island will be using SafeStop, the mobile app that connects parents and school officials to the vehicles transporting their students. These districts, which have a combined ridership in excess of 4,000 passengers, are the first public schools in the state to use the app which continues to gain popularity with parents and school officials throughout the country.

“We are glad that that Barrington Public Schools and East Providence School District will be taking advantage of this app and be on the leading edge in the state when it comes to this technology,” stated Patrick Gallagher, Director of Sales for SafeStop. “The sense of security and peace of mind knowing where their child’s school vehicle is will resonate with the parents.”

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Topics: Press Releases, Rhode Island

SafeStop App Launches in More Schools in Southern California This Fall

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Aug 6, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Parents and School Officials Get ‘Connected’ in Real-time With Vehicles Transporting Students

Los Angeles, August 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – This upcoming school year, more schools in Southern California will be utilizing SafeStop, the app that connects parents and school officials to the vehicles transporting their students. The Mirman School, an independent co-educational school for gifted children in Los Angeles, Chaminade College Preparatory School in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles and Village School in Pacific Palisades have signed up for SafeStop. Along with those Los Angeles area schools, Francis Parker School in San Diego has also signed up to use the app taking advantage of SafeStop’s integration capabilities with Zonar. SafeStop will also integrate with Francis Parker’s child scanning equipment so parents can receive notifications inside the app when their child enters and exits the bus.

“SafeStop was developed for busy parents to end the school bus guessing game and for schools wanting to provide additional value and a higher level of customer service to its parents,” stated Patrick Gallagher, Director of Sales for SafeStop. “We are excited to bring this technology to these schools and parents adding to those in the Los Angeles area, and now in San Diego, using SafeStop. We are confident parents will find it easy to use and thoroughly enjoy the peace of mind and great sense of security the app provides.”

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Topics: California, Press Releases

SafeStop School Bus App to Connect Parents to School Buses In Downingtown, PA

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Jul 8, 2015 10:30:00 AM

District Signs Up with Mobile App Company to Provide Parents with Real-Time Information on Their Childrens Buses

Downingtown, PA, July 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – This coming fall, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) in Downingtown, Pennsylvania will begin using SafeStop, the app that has the ability to connect the district’s approximately 25,000 parents and its school officials to the vehicles transporting their students. DASD services approximately 14,000 students at ten elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools and is the largest school district in Chester County. Over 190 school vehicles, which feature Verizon Networkfleet GPS systems, will be ‘SafeStop Ready’ next school year.

DASD parents using SafeStop will be able to sign up through the school district’s parent portal and then securely register online, download the app, and use it when the 2015-2016 school year begins. The app provides parents and caretakers with a real-time map feature that displays the location of their child’s bus, estimated arrival times at their bus stop, and an alerts and messaging center to relay important service information from the school or transportation provider.

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Topics: Pennsylvania, Press Releases

SafeStop App Adds Charter Schools in Charleston, SC

Posted by Patrick Gallagher on Jun 18, 2015 10:07:00 AM

App Will Feature Both Student and Vehicle Tracking That Allows Parents to Know Where the Bus and Child are While on Route

Charleston, SC, June 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – This fall, the James Island Charter High School and Charleston Charter School for Math & Science in Charleston, South Carolina will begin using SafeStop on their school buses. The innovative app connects parents and school officials to the vehicles transporting their students. The addition of these two schools adds to the regional density of private and charter schools utilizing SafeStop in the Lowcountry.

Parents will be able to securely register online for SafeStop through the respective schools, download the app, and use it when the 2015-2016 school year starts. The app provides parents and caretakers with a real-time map feature that displays the location of their child’s bus, estimated arrival times at their bus stop, and an alerts and messaging center to relay important service information from the school or transportation provider.

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Topics: South Carolina, Press Releases

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