**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.
* Added the ability to show our company logo at the bottom of the home page and menu screens.
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
Great app, could use notification improvements
As a highschooler this app saves a ton of time waiting around at the stop and lets me see if I’ve missed the bus or not so I don’t waste more time at the stop instead of walking to school.
I’m just not sure how I feel about the radius notifications. If my neighborhood was bigger and the stops were further apart it would work smoothly but I have at least 5 stops less then 1/2 a mile away. My only option is to make the bubble smaller and that means I have less time to get out the door so, kinda defeats the purpose. I’d love to see an option to set a point the bus has to cross before I get a notification, or a set road to get notifications for when the bus arrives on that street.
Definitely good for elementary students and parents who walk to the bus with them and keep them company, but I don’t personally like staying there for 5 extra minutes because the notification radius is kind of impractical for suburban areas
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.