MCS Transportation Wins Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award
The Board of Education is proud to announce that Marietta City Schools has been selected as a 2019 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award winner. The award is for the district’s focus on student safety through the implementation of “Marietta Ride 360,” a mobile application from Traversa which gives MCS families the ability to access bus routes, stops, pick-ups and drop-offs in real time using GPS technology.
Marietta City Schools was the second school district in Georgia to offer this transportation service after months of research and development by transportation and operations employees. Launched in November of 2018, the application has enrolled 1,227 users in only four months. The MCS Department of Transportation will attend the Tyler Connect 2019 conference in April to receive the award.
Tyler Public Sector Excellence Awards recognizes public organizations for their significant commitment to public service and striving for greater efficiency and effectiveness in serving their community.
“We have a responsibility to over-communicate with our MCS families when their child is on a school bus,” said Superintendent Grant Rivera. “Marietta Ride 360 is a smartphone app, much like Uber, that will detail both the location of a bus and the exact arrival time. No more guessing and no more waiting.”
“MCS is the second school district in Georgia to offer this service from Traversa, one of the nation’s leaders in routing software,” said Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Erick Hofstetter. “Our transportation team has worked tirelessly over the last year to bring this GPS technology to Marietta City Schools. Our goal has always been to make the life of an MCS family just a bit easier – we are excited about doing just that with this new app.”
Our 2019-2020 Routes are available. If your student is new to Marietta City Schools, transfering schools (with-in MCS) and/or graduating to another school, please take time to locate your students school and bus route (links below)
From the Master Route/Stop Locator page scroll down to locate your street name or a street within your neighborhood, and pick the bus stop closest to your home address. The bus route number and pick up time will be listed. You may then look at the exact route and determine where the other stops are in your community.Each school Master Routes/Stop Locator list has all the bus stops within your school’s district listed in alphabetical order.
If you don’t see a bus stop for your student to safely access please fill out a bus stop appeal form. If you submit a bus stop appeal form then you will need to be prepared to transport your student or take them to the closest bus stop while your bus stop appeal form can be reviewed.Please fill out the bus stop appeal form and return to your child’s school or the Transportation Department.
For more information on locating your bus stop contact the transportation department at (770) 429-3110
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