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Before HopSkipDrive:
School bus driver shortages and challenges supporting ridership

Roughly 42% of the district is eligible for transportation; however, JeffCo Public Schools is only transporting about 20% of them on the yellow bus. A recent Colorado mandate requires students in foster care to receive transportation across district boundaries.

In addition, JeffCo Public Schools provides school of choice transportation. If they had to suspend these routes, parents would become responsible for getting their children to school over a far distance.

Jackson, already dealing with a driver shortage, found himself challenged to find support to supplement the new ridership. He was committed to doing so, saying, “If these kids don’t get transportation, they don’t go to school.”

Why HopSkipDrive:
A dynamic, safe solution to bus driver shortages

Jackson needed a flexible, safe solution to the JeffCo bus driver shortage. He was impressed with:
  • HopSkipDrive’s ability to optimize routes while reducing transportation costs
  • HopSkipDrive’s bus driver shortage solution, including the introduction of HopSkipDrive’s flexible, dynamic driver supply
  • HopSkipDrive’s above and beyond safety measures, including all CareDrivers being required to have 5 years of caregiving experience
  • HopSkipDrive’s intuitive RideIQ technology, which centralizes all the tools to manage transportation needs
  • HopSkipDrive’s unique understanding of state and local regulations

It’s important to understand what your state’s position is and why. Directors of Transportation know the challenges they face, and it’s important to advocate for partnerships that are critical for students to get to school every day…

Greg JacksonExecutive Director of Transportation & Fleet Services
HopSkipDrive has a great team that is connected and fully supports us. They are responsive and reactive to any questions my team has.

HopSkipDrive has a great team that is connected and fully supports us. They are responsive and reactive to any questions my team has.

Greg Jackson Executive Director of Transportation & Fleet Services
How HopSkipDrive Helped

How HopSkipDrive Helped

Jackson was impressed by the HopSkipDrive RideIQ technology. It was important that his team could build rides themselves, and that the app provided transparency throughout the entire ride.

He felt positive about the simple and intuitive design of the app, and about HopSkipDrive’s communication. JeffCo knew the solution would eliminate transportation worries.

HopSkipDrive’s Impact:
JeffCo increases HopSkipDrive ride volume by 7X!

Since JeffCo began using HopSkipDrive to arrange rides for students in foster care, students experiencing homelessness and GenEd rides, the partnership has proved so successful that they have increased ride volume by 7X.

JeffCo Trip Trends MoM Graph
JeffCo Ride Volume By Ride Type Graph
Conclusion: HopSkipDrive goes above and beyond for safe youth transportation solutions

HopSkipDrive’s innovative solution has truly solved for JeffCo’s bus driver shortage by introducing a flexible, dynamic driver supply — ensuring students can access educational opportunities while optimizing transportation costs. Not only did ride volume increase, JeffCo also expanded their HopSkipDrive usage to IEP transportation.

Impressed with the technology, Jackson loves being able to see where CareDrivers and students are throughout all stages of a ride. This has streamlined operations and communication, while providing peace of mind.

Conclusion: HopSkipDrive goes above and beyond for safe youth transportation solutions