New Bill Requires GPS Tracking On All New York City School Buses


New York City Council approved a measure Wednesday to install GPS systems on school buses that will allow parents to use an app for tracking their children.

This comes after the sudden snowstorm in November left buses stranded in traffic for hours, and parents couldn’t reach their kids.

The legislation was named STOP, which stands for the Student Transportation Oversight Package. Along with the installation of two-way radio devices and GPS systems on school buses, the city will now be mandated to report bus times, delays and complaints.

All 10,000 city school buses are now required to install these systems by September. As of now, 6,000 are already equipped with this technology.


Read more at ABC News.




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