MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF PUPIL
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2023
“LESSONS LEARNED WHEN IMPLEMENTING NEW TECHNOLOGIES”
What is Available for School Bus Transportation
By Michael Freeman, Assistant Transportation Director, Worcester Public Schools
We have seen a lot of advancements in school bus technology, including real time GPS tracking, for buses and students, tablets, collision mitigation, stop arm cameras and routing software, to name a few.
These technologies when implemented can enhance school bus operations and increase student safety. New advancements in GPS and telematics technology allows fleets to track bus routes and driver behaviors. Operations can view routes, danger zones and congestion. This helps operations get students to school on-time.
Whether you self-operate or contract, this workshop is important for you to know what is available and how to go about implementing it in your district/operations. Having school buses equipped with technologies that are now available can improve communications between school bus operations, schools, parents and others. student behavior and discipline, vehicle maintenance, school bus routing, student tracking and pay for service monitoring can all be enhanced through the use of technologies offered today.
Join us to see what only “George Jetson” could have imagined is out there for us to utilize in making our jobs easier and more connected. Register today, as this is sure to be a “must see”!
We are also pleased to welcome Sgt. Jason R. Macomber, Massachusetts State Police, Motor Vehicle Regulatory Section, CDL License Unit Training Coordinator, who will speak to the recent changes in the new CDL exam process.
Please don't miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and gain knowledge at the same time!
Double Tree Hotel, Milford
8:30 – 9:00 Registration/Networking – Breakfast
9:00 – 10:45 Opening Remarks & Updates
Welcome: Colleen Cavanaugh
President Greeting: Michael Freeman
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Jay Sullivan
Registry of Motor Vehicles: Margaret Rohanna
Safe Routes to School: Judith Crocker
Mass State Police CDL Unit Coordinator: Sgt. Jason R. Macomber
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Implementing New Technologies, Michael Freeman, Worcester Public Schools
Registration is mandatory to ensure your meal reservation and materials.
Cost MAPT Members $ 0.00
GUESTS are welcome and will be charged a fee of $75 dollars.
Deadline for registering is October 13th
If you need to cancel please notify MAPT at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 13, 2023 so we can adjust our food counts.