**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 www.herecomesthebus.com 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.
* Fixed a bug where the incorrect time was displayed for the vehicle's Last Update time.
* Fixed issue with app requesting to add a student prior to login.
Ratings and Reviews
This is app is Great! Before I heard about it I was sending the kids down to the end of driveway 10-15 early in the summer and 5 min early in winter so they wouldn't freeze to death but the 5 min window wasn't enough sometimes they would miss it and then I would have to drop them. Then I heard about this bus app and boy was I excited!! Now I have it timed perfect to where I let them walk down the drive(I have a 900 ft drive, cause we live in a farm in the country) and by time they get to the end the bus is pulling up- perfect! Now don't have to worry about someone snatching them(not that I worry about that where I live) but never know? Better safe than sorry and they don't freeze waiting on it! Excellent app, there's only 1 day to where it didn't work but I believe it was a setting in my phone so gets 5 stars in my book the alerts don't work or are off sometimes but I don't worry about those anyway as ling as I can see the bus in motion and know where it's at is good enough for me!
If you have kids that get on a bus YOU NEED THIS APP!
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 http://help.herecomesthebus.com/en/support/solutions/articles/22000203906-contact-support
I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled. I’ve re registered my kids for the new school year. The map is always blank. It goes to a random location 15-20 minutes from our school/home. There’s no yellow arrow or school icon on the map. When it did work (randomly) last year, it would notify me that the bus had arrived after it left the bus stop. It was only useful for the notification that the bus arrived at school. Because I have 4 kids, I received 4 text messages and 4 emails every time it decided to work and let me know the bus had arrived. I never saw a place to get only 1 notification per family/school/bus route. Today it was 23 degrees and our normal wait time of 10-15 minutes was 45 minutes by the time all parents (who’s apps didn’t work) were able to contact the transportation department of our county to find out our bus was having mechanical problems. No notice from the app at all. Yes, we started investigating the delay after about 20-30 minutes. For those who care, the bus finally arrived at our bus stop 1 hour and 35 minutes late after the parents decided to drive kids themselves.
Developer Response ,
Treacy4 - I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with the app. Our support team would be happy to figure out why the bus isn't displayed on the map and why the notifications aren't being sent. We can also work directly with your district to find out why the bus seems to be arriving so late. Please contact us at http://help.herecomesthebus.com/en/support/solutions/articles/22000203906-contact-support
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.