NYCDOT and Via Partner for “Via for Schools”, New York, New York, 2019
5 minutes Date Enacted: Aug 21, 2019
Back of school bus
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has partnered with ridesharing company, Via to launch “Via for Schools.” The “Via for Schools” platform enables dynamic school bus routing and real-time tracking via mobile app. The app also automatically communicates schedule updates in the case of service changes. The platform is “designed to serve the city’s diverse student populations, including general education, special education, students in temporary housing, and others through one integrated school transportation system.” Through this partnership, NYCDOE aims to make communication regarding bus service more efficient and help make transportation to and from schools in New York City safer and more reliable.