Renton School District's new school bus tracking app: Versatrans My Stop
August 22, 2017—Renton School District has a new mobile phone app that will allow families and students to track the location of their school bus in real time. The Vesatrans My Stop app uses GPS data collected from school buses to track buses as they make their way along bus routes. My Stop graphically displays a school bus location on a map, as well as the estimated time of arrival (ETA) to a specific student's bus stop. Information is automatically updated, and the ETA is recalculated to accommodate any delays due to traffic while in route.
Versatrans My Stop app is available for download to iPhone or android phones, and for desktop, laptop, and tablets:
Figure 1 shows the initial screen once mobile app is downloaded. Next, (Figure 2) tap to select a school district and find “Renton School District 403 (WA)” and click OK.
The log in screen will appear soon after (shown in Figure 3) asking for a username and password. We’ve set up a username and password for each student (their family) but you can change password once you’ve logged.
Username: <student ID> Password: <student birthday; no slashes; mmddyyyy>
Once logged in, families will see the following display on their phones. Actual names would be displayed where “FIRST LAST” appears.
(Families with multiple children only need to login to one student’s account and then can access all students’ information.)
For Desktop Users:
Click here to access Versatrans My Stop system to view on desktop/laptop. (Features are limited: Desktop users are able to track school buses; but, cannot change password or other settings.) Families use the same username/password as with the mobile app.
Once logged in, family members/students will see a green line that represents the school bus route; a red dot that represents the student's designated stop; and a yellow arrow that represents the bus route/direction. Users are able to zoom in and out, and change the display of the map.