**NOTICE: In order to use the app, your school district must have a contract with Synovia Solutions and make Here Comes the Bus® and/or Student Ridership available to parents. Please contact your school district or visit for more information.**

Here Comes the Bus is an easy-to-use app that gives you the real-time location of your child’s bus, and alerts you when the bus is near. With Here Comes the Bus, your children will get to the bus stop not a minute too early – or a minute too late. And with Student Ridership, you’ll not only know your child got on the right bus at the right time, but that they got off the bus at the right stop.

All of this equals safety for your children, and peace of mind for you.


Find your bus quickly and easily
See the exact location of your child’s school bus using your own customizable map.

Receive alerts via push notification
-Be notified when the bus is within 2 miles of your stop, has a schedule change, and more
-Receive notifications when your child gets on/off the bus, including the bus number, location and time

Access arrival & departure info
Confirm your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop and at school, both before and after school.

Track all of your children
Have children that ride different buses? See each child's bus information within one account.

App and notifications in three languages
The app and notifications are available in English, Spanish and French.

Know your privacy is protected
Parents must obtain a private ID number, which grants access to their child’s bus only.

What's New

Version 2.3.0

Bug Fixes.
Added a Feedback View.
Added In-App Ratings.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

844 Ratings
844 Ratings

Lost Info= re-login/re-load to FIX!!


This app has been a godsend this entire school year! Everything was working nicely until the most recent update; all of my info (bus, school and bus stop icons) disappeared and I got a message saying the map info “wasn’t available” when I tried to adjust the notification radius. Everything was fine on the website, it was just the app that was screwy. I came here to see if anyone else was having this problem and just as I saw that it was mentioned in several other reviews, I got a Notification that my son’s bus was in the designated range. I checked the app and there were still no icons so I deleted it and immediately re-downloaded it. After I signed in, everything is working as expected! I bet if I had just logged out and logged back in, everything would have been fine too. Hopefully this can help other users and save you from unwarranted negative reviews!

Developer Response

Thanks for the review! You are correct, after the update to 2.2.0 some users have needed to log out and back in to refresh the application. Please don't hesitate to contact our support team if you are experiencing other issues. Our support team can be found by going to

Good app- cool idea


This is a good app for what it is intended for, to give a general idea on where the bus is. It shouldn't be used to determine when you should meet the bus (I wouldn't even think of doing that). Helpful to us to know when her bus is coming since several others pick up at the same location around the same time (express stop). Very cool knowing when the bus is near her express drop off at home, gives me an idea on when to expect her to let me know she is home since she has a mile walk to the house.

Would LOVE notifications sent via text instead of email... overall this is a cool app!!

*** updated: you do get a direct bus update if you have the actual app and don't just use through PWCS. Love this app!***

Developer Response

We're so glad you like the app! Thank you for the great rating!

Much better!!!...only 1 wish! 🤞🏽


I reports issues to the app company & within a matter of just a couple of a day they responded directly to me, appreciated my feedback & assured me that they would do whatever they could to fix the issues & in a matter of just a couple days the issues where fixed! That’s outstanding!!! Thank you! just one wish??? #FingersCrossed

1.)What a great safety feature it would be if the student could scan their bus pass as they entered into the Bus at their pickup location & departed the Bus, showing their exact pickup & drop off location!

Developer Response

Thank you for your comment and 5 star review. As for your wish, we do offer a product called Where Is My Rider that allows students to scan on and off buses using either a barcode or the barcode on the application, that can then send a notification to parents of the student's scan. However, some schools do not offer this product to the users. We would suggest you speak with your school and or transportation department to express your wants and needs regarding this product.


Synovia Solutions LLC
17.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Synovia Solutions LLC


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