BusBoss has the ability to locate student addresses and bus stops on the map. This can be done automatically or manually. You can manually move any automatically located addresses or bus stops. Any manual override has priority over automatic functions in BusBoss .
The address descriptions in BusBoss are formatted with the house number, prefix, street name, street type, suffix, city, state, and zip code in separate fields. BusBoss distinguishes between two identical addresses (the same number and same named street in two different parts of the district) by the zip code assigned. The system accurately locates these student addresses automatically. BusBoss has easy tools for manually locating a student address that could not be automatically located.
Transportation software programs using commercially available maps containing residential rural routes are often unable to cope with the challenges associated with rural addresses. BusBoss , however, gives an organization the tools necessary to accomplish its required routing and scheduling tasks, even when student households continue to rely on rural route addresses.
Midd-West School District, a BusBoss user with rural addresses, is able to easily use BusBoss to create and maintain bus routes.
Routing in BusBoss functions the same whether school districts locate student addresses or not. Therefore, BusBoss users do not have to locate student addresses in order to obtain full routing functionality. House locations are needed only if an "automatic assignment" of students to bus stops is desired or redistricting is required.
Should the transportation service wish, it can easily assign students to bus stops, manually, without having home addresses located. If you prefer having houses located on the map, this can be accomplished, manually, regardless of student address descriptions. BusBoss makes manually locating student addresses a quick and easy task.
Users experience the full range of BusBoss routing and scheduling functions in spite of having rural addresses. Full BusBoss automation is available to users that include the following functions:
The fact that the county may not have converted all of its rural route addresses to the new "911" street-style address format is no longer a compelling reason for not acquiring a comprehensive student transportation management system such as BusBoss . BusBoss offers a realistic way to take advantage of the many benefits of our highly automated transportation management system.