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DENVER, CO, March 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- School Bus Logistics, LLC, a Denver-based transportation consulting and support business, saved Littleton Public Schools (LPS) $125,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year by evaluating the district's busing routes, implementing new software and eliminating unnecessary routes.
"We hired School Bus Logistics to help implement our new routing software and assist our routers in developing new routes for the start of school," says Scott French, transportation director for LPS. "Their knowledge and experience in developing safe and efficient routes is unsurpassed."
School Bus Logistics works with all levels of a district's transportation staff--routing, dispatch, safety/training and, most importantly, the drivers--to make sure routes are designed with safety and efficiencies in mind. School Bus Logistics had LPS's new routing software, Tyler Technologies' Versatrans, up and running in fewer than 10 weeks.
'Littleton Public Schools had tried to implement other routing systems in the past but were unsuccessful," says Robert Jacobus, CEO and founder of School Bus Logistics. "When the district approached us to help find and evaluate the right routing software package for them, we began evaluating routing efficiencies right away."
After implementing new routing software efficiencies for LPS, School Bus Logistics was contracted to support and maintain those efficiencies by providing daily route evaluation and changes as needed to ensure the district's transportation costs stay low.
"They can very quickly learn the demographics, and they know what questions to ask of policy and procedures to quickly start working in the software and get route designs put together," says French. "They know how to make the drivers feel at ease to get the best information from them and to get cooperation from them."
School Bus Logistics can potentially help save money for other school districts by reviewing and evaluating their current routing operations for efficiencies, and by providing professional routing services on a contract basis, which helps further reduce transportation costs by maintaining and managing a school district's daily routing operations.
About LPSD Transportation Services Center
LPSD transports 5,624 students daily on 40 general and 16 special-education routes. The district includes 16 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools within 28 square miles. The total student enrollment for the district is 15,500.
About School Bus Logistics, LLC
A business partner of the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association with more than 10 years of combined routing software and operations experience, School Bus Logistics provides consulting and support to school districts and busing contract companies. By accurately and efficiently eliminating the challenges of pupil transportation, School Bus Logistics can put money back into the hands of school districts and, ultimately, back into the communities they serve.
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