FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Starting Monday, parents in Fulton County have a way to track their child's school bus.
A new free app goes live this morning.
It is something Fulton County Schools started testing the app at the start of the school year.
It uses the GPS tracking already on the buses and syncs up to the “Here Comes The Bus” app.
Once parents download it, they put in Fulton’s district code and their child's ID. The app always knows where their child's bus is and lets parents track it in real time.
The app even sends out alerts if the bus is running late.
“You’ll already know in advance and not be standing out in weather or cold or whatever, waiting on a bus that’s later then its normal time,” Sam Ham, executive director of transportation for Fulton County Schools said.
The new bus tracking app also has a feature that lets parents customize it. The app will ping the parent's phone when the bus is within a certain distance.
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