Transportant steps up with school-bus safety for COVID

Transportant, a tech company based in KC, says its goal is to turn every school bus into a smart bus—and that means implementing things like live video/audio, Wi-Fi, GPS, and tools for driver navigation and fleet management. It even developed a key fob that alerts parents when their child gets on and off the bus. But since the pandemic, the company has gone all-in on finding new ways to use all that tech to keep students safer and healthier.

With many schools reopening for in-person attendance, Transportant is looking at solutions that will help schools monitor social distancing on buses—even turning them into mobile classrooms where needed. And its key fob tech? That will come in handy for contact tracing.