school transport management

Being easily accessible is an essential part of your overall marketing offering, and the geographical scope of your school transport network will play a significant role in parental school choice decisions. But all too often school bus and coach services are complicated to understand, and expensive for schools to manage and administer. We’re here to help, with our technology and consultancy services designed to take away the hassle of offering bus and coach services - and they also make parents’ lives easier too!

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school transport websites

When it comes to school bus services, most parents have quite a few questions. They want to know when and where the buses run, how much they cost and how long the journey will be. Our VecTive school transport websites offer all this in a simple and great value package. Incorporating a postcode search and journey planner, route maps, bus stop and timetable information and all the other information that a parent could need to plan their child’s journey to school.

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paperless travel bookings

When you choose one of our VecTive websites, you also have the option to add our online booking system. Fully integrated into the journey planner, this gives parents the opportunity to make bookings for bus passes and single journeys without needing to fill out a paper form or pick up the telephone. This saves parents time, reduces schools’ administration costs and generates you extra revenue for your bus service by filling empty seats with occasional passengers.

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real time tracking systems

We offer live driver and vehicle tracking via our bespoke driver app. Drivers can access the app via any mobile phone or tablet (including iOS, Android and Windows devices). They log in securely and see a list of all their passengers, stop by stop, updated in real time if extra passengers book on. Along the route, drivers tick passengers off their list, giving schools instant knowledge of exactly who is on a vehicle at a given time. Parents can also track the live location of the bus online.

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Vectare’s VecTive School Transport Management system has been nominated for the New Horizon’s Award at this year’s UK Bus Awards. We’re among just seven projects shortlisted for the award from over 200 entries, and we can’t wait to find out whether or not we’ve won - the awards ceremony is on November 20th, so watch this space! You can find out more about our nomination here.

The awards are a symbol of excellence within our industry, and the quality of the 2018 entries reflect this. The judging process is very tough, and all our finalists should be proud of their achievements.
— Mark Yexley, Chairman, UK Bus Awards