Product News & Announcements

Tuesday 04/10/2018
Veolia to Operate Two Additional Biomass Projects in Georgia

BOSTON, Mass. -- Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC, a division of Veolia North America, announced it was selected by Georgia Renewable Power to operate and maintain three biomass-to-energy facilities.

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Itron to Modernize Water Infrastructure with Smart Meter Migration

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- Itron, Inc., a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is working with the city of Fort Smith, Ark., to modernize its water infrastructure with Itron’s OpenWay Riva smart water solution over the next two years. Itron’s advanced water communication modules will be deployed to replace the city of Fort Smith’s aging water infrastructure, nearly half of which have exceeded normal life expectancy. The city will also gain access to daily and hourly interval data for increased billing accuracy, decreased operational expense and enhanced customer service.

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Tuesday 03/27/2018
Bay State Wind Partners with NEC Energy Solutions

BOSTON, Mass. -- Bay State Wind, the 50-50 partnership between Ørsted, a provider of offshore wind, and Eversource, New England’s premier transmission builder, announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to work collaboratively with Massachusetts-based NEC Energy Solutions to develop an energy storage solution for its 800MW wind / 55 MW – 110 MWh energy storage combined project. The Bay State Wind project will represent the world’s largest wind-paired energy storage system for commercial-scale energy, which will be located in the South Coast region of Massachusetts.

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HomeWorks Energy Brings Energy Efficiency Services to New York State

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- HomeWorks Energy, one of the largest providers of home energy efficiency services in the Northeastern U.S., announced its expansion into Westchester County, N.Y. This announcement marks the first step in HomeWorks Energy’s planned national expansion and poises the company to take a larger leadership role in shaping energy efficiency programs and policy throughout the United States.

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Schools to Save $45,000 Annually with 1.1 MW Solar Project

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Standard Solar, Inc., a solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, announced it will design, build, finance, operate and maintain solar arrays at all seven schools within the Flushing Community Schools district in Flushing, Mich. The renewable energy, generated by the 1.1 MW of combined arrays, is estimated to save the school district $45,000 annually.

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Tuesday 03/13/2018
Innovative Energy Storage Platform Called the Reservoir Launched

ATLANTA, Ga. -- With a commitment to deliver cleaner, more reliable power where and when it’s needed most, GE launched the GE Reservoir, a comprehensive energy storage platform that delivers a suite of customized storage solutions to help customers address new challenges and seek new opportunities in a rapidly transforming power grid that is becoming more highly diversified and distributed.

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4.4 MW Solar Array Is Live at Campbell’s World Headquarters

CAMDEN, N.J. -- Campbell Soup Company, in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, SunPower Corp., and ORIX USA Corp., announced that the 4.4 MW solar power project at the company’s world headquarters is officially online.

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Tuesday 02/27/2018
Visa Expands Contactless Payments in Public Transportation

BARCELONA, Spain -- Visa recently announced it has signed 14 new technology companies, from across 10 countries, as part of its Visa Ready for Transit program. The program works with companies whose technology solutions are accelerating seamless, friction-free commuting with contactless payments, helping to promote contactless growth in public transportation globally. The Visa Ready for Transit program was first announced in November 2017 with initial partners, Vix and Worldline.

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PGE Continues to Lead the Charge on Electric Transportation

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland General Electric announced plans to advance Oregon’s transition to a clean energy future with new investments in electric transportation for car owners and mass transit riders.

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Atkins Designs Flood Control Solutions in Northern Nevada

QUEBEC -- To reduce potential damage from a 100-year flood event, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is providing engineering and economic analysis services for the Truckee River Flood Management Project in Nevada. The company was awarded a $3.2 million design contract, which marks the first phase of the project and is considered the most critical phase. With the overall Truckee River project estimated at more than $400 million, Atkins has an initial part in the largest locally-sponsored public works project to date in northern Nevada.

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Wednesday 02/14/2018
Geos Institute Offers Free Planning Guide and Low-Cost Climate Resilience Support

In an effort to help local leaders build climate resilience at an affordable cost, the Geos Institute is launching its new Climate Ready Communities program. The goal of the program is to ensure that communities of all sizes and wealth in the U.S. and Canada have effective climate resilience programs in place to protect their people, natural resources, infrastructure, and culture.

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Tuesday 02/13/2018
Empire State Building Uses Mobile App to Create $800k Per Year in Savings

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Empire State Building has long been a global icon of leadership and innovation, from the completion of its initial construction in 1931 to the kickoff of the Empire State ReBuilding Program in 2009, to its successful investment and return focused energy-efficiency retrofit. Today, the Empire State Building, assisted by JLL, is continuing to lead innovation by harnessing a mobile app provided by Cortex Building Intelligence to track and control energy consumption at the property. By using the Cortex app, engineers at the Empire State Building have been able to operate HVAC systems more precisely. The substantial reduction in energy usage at the Empire State Building has translated into an $800,000 decrease in the building’s annual operating costs, all without compromising tenant satisfaction.

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Companies Partner on Arizona’s Largest Battery Storage Project

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Two homegrown leaders in renewable energy, Arizona Public Service and First Solar, are bringing a first-of-its-kind 50 MW solar-fueled battery to the desert to provide clean power to Arizonans on hot summer days. This project will make Arizona home to one of the largest battery storage systems in the country. The innovative design models how the future of solar and storage can work together to deliver power to customers during peak hours.

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Sunnova Expands Residential Solar Service Offerings into Nevada

HOUSTON, Texas -- Sunnova Energy Corporation, a U.S. residential solar and energy storage provider, announced that it will once again offer homeowners in Nevada a brilliant choice for energizing their lives with solar. Sunnova will work with local partners across the state to help facilitate solar-powered job growth and customer savings.

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Tuesday 01/30/2018
Six Flags Great Adventure to Become First Solar-Powered Theme Park

JACKSON, N.J. -- Six Flags Great Adventure and its partner KDC Solar announced that construction will begin soon to make the New Jersey property the world’s first solar-powered theme park.

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Farm Partners with CHEP to Boost Sustainability, Improve Operations

ATLANTA, Ga. -- When Grimmway Farms, the world’s largest carrot producer, and CHEP, a global provider in pooling and supply chain management solutions, work together, the results are measurable and clear: improved sustainable practices and increased operations efficiency.The recent inaugural Global Organic Produce Exposition & Conference featured both companies, together again. Since partnering with CHEP, Grimmway Farms has realized the economic and environmental benefits of moving from white wood pallets to pooled pallets.

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Northern Pass Selected to Advance Massachusetts’ Clean Energy Goals

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Officials in Massachusetts announced that a bid submitted by Eversource and Hydro-Québec to utilize Northern Pass Transmission to deliver significant amounts of hydropower to the New England grid has been selected in the Massachusetts Clean Energy solicitation. With this decision, Northern Pass is well-positioned to provide a firm delivery of 1,090 MW of hydropower year-round that will lower energy costs and reduce carbon emissions in the region.

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New Pilot Projects Will Expand Electric Transportation in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced it will begin developing four new pilot projects aimed at helping fleet and residential customers simplify electric vehicle charging. The new projects were recently approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Tuesday 01/16/2018
Company Completes Three Additional New Wind Farms

ORANGE, Conn. -- Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., began commercial operations at three new wind farms in recent weeks. More than 500 MW of new wind farms in California, New Mexico and Colorado, all under long-term energy contracts, join the company’s U.S. fleet, which now includes 3,300 wind turbines across 22 states.

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Willis Tower Selects Entic to Increase Building Efficiency

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Entic, a provider of IOT and smart building technology, has been selected by Willis Tower to deliver increased operational efficiency and utility savings to the iconic 110-story skyscraper at the heart of Chicago’s skyline. This deal marks the eighth engagement between Entic and Equity Office, bringing Entic’s enterprise-wide solution to more than 11 million sq. ft. of the company’s global portfolio.

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e-Bike Pilot Program to Launch in San Francisco in April 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Motivate International, the operator of the Bay Area’s regional bike share system, announced it will add e-Bikes to its fleet, beginning with 250 e-Bikes in San Francisco this April. The pedal-assist e-Bikes, produced by Silicon Valley-based GenZe, will help riders by boosting their natural pedal power, so they can get up hills more easily and ride for longer distances. This new offering will integrate seamlessly with the Ford GoBike network and add a safe, reliable and affordable shared mobility option to the city.

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Portable Solar Generators Make a Difference in Relief Efforts

HOUSTON, Texas -- When Hurricane Harvey flooded much of Houston, it also knocked out the electric power that people needed to clean up after the storm.

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Tuesday 01/02/2018
Cummins and NRG Launch Tech Platform to Reduce Energy Costs

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Cummins Inc., and NRG Energy, Inc., announced a strategic partnership to deploy a resilient, cleaner and cost-effective distributed energy platform for commercial and industrial customers. This easy-to-implement solution provides customers an opportunity to transition to a smarter energy consumption model. The platform, with a preliminary estimated hundreds of megawatts capacity or enough to power tens of thousands of homes, enhances a customer’s energy usage through Cummins-powered generators and NRG distributed energy resource capabilities.

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Health Network Achieves $1 Million in Energy Efficiency Rebates

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Dayton Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, is recognizing Kettering Health Network for earning $1 million in rebates through energy-saving measures that are improving the environment. The efforts are part of a broader corporate energy efficiency initiative that includes the Kettering Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, Greene Memorial Hospital, Soin Medical Center, Southview Medical Center and Sycamore Medical Center.

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Tuesday 12/19/2017
Susquehanna University to Develop 14-Acre Solar Array in Penn.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Susquehanna University has entered into an agreement with WGL Energy Systems, a WGL company, to develop a 3.9 MW ground-mounted solar array that will supply 30 percent of the university’s electricity needs.

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Packsize Intl. Becomes Largest EV Charging Installation in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Rocky Mountain Power awarded Packsize International with a $111,280 incentive check to recognize the availability of 50 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers on premise, creating the largest electric vehicle charging installation in Utah.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
FirstNet Launches Ruthless Preemption for First Responders

RESTON, Va. -- FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network, now features ruthless preemption services for first responder subscribers across the country. This highly anticipated, specialized offering is now available to first responders in states and territories that have opted in to the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T plan, and have subscribed to FirstNet service.

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PG&E Proposes Clean Energy Alternative to Old Fossil Fuel Plant

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a proposal that, if approved, would provide a clean energy alternative to a decades-old fossil-fuel power plant in Oakland.

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Monday 12/11/2017
MIT to Pioneer Next Generation Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT's Center for Biomedical Innovation announced its New Drug Development Paradigms Initiative will pilot a next generation healthcare innovation ecosystem designed to deliver more value from new medicines to patients faster, in ways that work for all parties.

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Tuesday 11/28/2017
Ameresco to Build Solar System at DEA Intelligence Center

EL PASO, Texas & FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, announced the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has entered into a contract with Ameresco to build a 2.47 MW solar energy system at the El Paso Intelligence Center located on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The Energy Saving Performance Contract was awarded to Ameresco under the ESPC ENABLE program.

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
California Transit Agencies Begin Microtransit Services

DURHAM, N.C. -- TransLoc, a technology provider of flexible agency-owned microtransit solutions, announced partnerships with three innovative California transit agencies readying to deploy microtransit in their respective communities, Orange County Transportation Authority, Central Contra Costa Transit Authority and the San Joaquin Regional Transit District.

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Alta Energy Installs Solar on Portable Classrooms in California

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Alta Energy, a renewable energy analytics and procurement services provider, announced that it has completed the installation of solar power systems at 14 campuses across California’s Poway Unified School District. Alta Energy installed a total of 632 kilowatts on 65 of PUSD’s standard 24'x40' relocatable, portable classrooms. Financed through a power purchase agreement with no out-of-pocket costs to the district, the project reduces PUSD’s electricity expenses by nearly 15 percent and will save the district $250,000 per year.

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Abilene Awards Traffic Communications Contract to Iteris

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Iteris, Inc., a global provider in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, has been awarded a $1.5 million contract for a traffic-signal upgrade project from the city of Abilene, Texas.

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HyLite LED Expands LED Solutions with New Retrofit Series

FORT MILL, S.C. -- LED Retrofit lamps intended to replace metal halide, high pressure sodium, and other HID light sources have grown tremendously in popularity because of their lower initial investment and high return on investment. Retrofit lamps cut energy consumption by up to 80 percent, provide years of maintenance-free operation and offer the lowest total cost of ownership of any lighting technology. For these reasons, they play an important role in driving adoption to LED technology and promoting energy reduction and sustainability.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Construction Begins on Utility-Scale Solar Facility at USAF Base

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. -- The United States Air Force and El Paso Electric recently announced the beginning of construction for a new 5 MW solar facility to serve Holloman Air Force Base. The solar plant will be an EPE owned dedicated energy resource for HAFB and is the first renewable energy project that EPE will build to serve a military installation.

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Monday 11/13/2017
Wells Fargo Global Operations Goes 100 Percent Renewable

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Wells Fargo & Company announced that 100 percent of its global electricity consumption for 2017 will be met with renewable energy. The milestone means the company has met the first part of its commitment to purchase renewable energy to power 100 percent of global operations by the close of 2017, with a transition to long-term agreements that fund new sources of green power by 2020.

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City Again Selects Constellation as Natural Gas Supplier

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- For the second consecutive term, the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, has selected Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and a longtime competitive energy supplier in Ohio, to provide monthly variable-rate natural gas supply to more than 40,000 Cincinnati residents and small businesses. According to city officials, the program saved participants a total of $2.1 million dollars in 2016, as compared to the Standard Service Offer from the utility during that period of time.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Solution Developed for Island Community’s Energy Challenges

WALTHAM, Mass. -- National Grid, a provider of innovative energy solutions designed to meet customer and community needs, will install a 48 MWh battery energy storage system, or BESS, on the island of Nantucket, 30 miles off the Massachusetts coast, to help address some unique energy challenges.

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GenZe Introduces New Traffic Solution with Electric Bicycles

FREMONT, Calif. -- Silicon Valley-based GenZe has a new solution for people in crowded, gridlocked cities who want the freedom of efficient personal transportation, without the hassle, costs or environmental impact of driving a car.

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5-Minute Extreme Fast Charge Battery Tech for EVs Announced

IRVINE, Calif. -- Enevate Corporation, a lithium-ion battery technology company, announces HD-Energy Technology for Electric Vehicles which features extreme fast charging in only 5 minutes with high energy density and long driving range that adds up to 240 miles, or up to 50 miles range with a 60-second charge. This fast charge and very short charging times are better than any other Li-ion technology available today, while meeting automotive requirements for energy density, range, and cost. Enevate licenses its silicon-dominant HD-Energy Technology to battery and EV automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide.

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Blue Bird Unveils All-New, Electric-Powered Type C School Bus

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Bird Corporation unveiled its all-new Blue Bird Vision Electric Type C school bus at the NAPT conference in Columbus, Ohio. The electric powertrain is supplied by ADOMANI, with drivetrain and vehicle control software developed and produced by their technology partner, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Tuesday 10/31/2017
NRG to Install Solar Arrays at McKesson Facility

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- McKesson announced that the company has entered into a long-term agreement with NRG to purchase solar power from solar arrays that NRG will install at a major McKesson facility. The solar power purchase agreement represents the first step of a multi-phase plan to expand McKesson’s environmental sustainability efforts while driving cost efficiencies over the long term.

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Partnership With School District Yields Environmental Benefits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- An innovative public-private partnership between Nopetro, a Florida company, and one Florida school district has saved the district more than $1.1 million and has reduced vehicle emissions by 90 percent by converting nearly half the school bus fleet to compressed natural gas.

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Clean Energy Expands Fueling Agreements with USPS Fleets

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp., announced that it has signed multiple fueling agreements with United States Postal Service contract-carriers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma and Texas, increasing the total number of USPS carriers fueling with Clean Energy now to 15.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet

SEATTLE & SNYDER, Texas -- Amazon recently announced that its largest wind farm yet, Amazon Wind Farm Texas, is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with more than 35 more to come. Together, these projects will generate enough clean energy to power over 330,000 homes annually. These projects also support hundreds of jobs and provide tens of millions of dollars of investment in local communities across the country.

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Off-Grid Power System Delivered to Hurricane Maria Victims

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Arensis, an international provider of distributed energy and portfolio company of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, announced the initiation of its disaster relief plan, bringing off-grid energy systems to the victims of Hurricane Maria in remote areas of Puerto Rico. The initial Arensis biomass-to-energy power unit is being relocated from Lufthansa’s operations at the Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla to the city of Fajardo, P.R.

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Tuesday 10/24/2017
Veolia Opens State-of-the-Art Electronics Recycling Facility in Ontario

PICKERING, Ont. -- Veolia is expanding its electronics and lamp recycling capabilities in Canada with a new, 5,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art recycling facility located in Pickering, Ont. While the plant’s primary purpose is to provide lamp-recycling services for customers across Ontario and other Canadian provinces, other electronics and mercury-bearing wastes can also be handled for customers out of this facility as appropriate. Veolia currently provides industrial cleaning and hazardous materials management services from this location.

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Coming Soon: the First CNG Fueling Station in the Bronx

BRONX, N.Y. -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, the city of New York and community leaders broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art compressed natural gas station in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that will fuel multiple fleets operating across the city.

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Tuesday 10/17/2017
Standard Solar to Install Solar Arrays in Two Montgomery Parks

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Standard Solar, a solar energy company, has been selected by Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, to construct, own and operate the 2.5 MW combined ground-mount arrays at South Germantown Recreational Park and Rock Creek Regional Park.

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Tyler Technologies Launches Traversa Ride 360 Application

PLANO, Texas -- Tyler Technologies, Inc., announced it has launched the Traversa Ride 360 web and mobile application. Part of Tyler’s existing Traversa solution, Traversa Ride 360 allows parents and students to access their own secure data for school bus stop location, route and pick up time information.

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