Marietta City Schools Wins National Award for New Mobile Bus Application
Marietta City Schools has been selected as a 2019 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award winner. The award is for the district’s focus on student safety through the implementation of “Marietta Ride 360,” a mobile application from Traversa which gives MCS families the ability to access bus routes, stops, pick-ups and drop-offs in real time using GPS technology.
“Marietta City Schools Transportation Department is committed to safety and customer service and we are thrilled to be able to offer this new tool to our students and parents,” said MCS Director of Transportation, Kimberly Ellis. “We are grateful to our Board Education for approving this project and keeping student safety as their top priority.”
Marietta City Schools was the second school district in Georgia to offer this transportation service after months of research and development by transportation and operations employees. Launched in November of 2018, the application has enrolled 1,227 users in only four months. Parents can find the app in iTunes or Google Play Store by searching for TRAVERSA RIDE 360. Learn more about the technology here.
The MCS Department of Transportation will attend the Tyler Connect 2019 conference in April to receive the award.
Tyler Public Sector Excellence Awards recognizes public organizations for their significant commitment to public service and striving for greater efficiency and effectiveness in serving their community.