What is SMART tag?

The SMART tag system is designed to ensure authorized ridership and help enhance the safety of students who utilize bus transportation. The SMART tag enables monitoring of where and when students board or disembark a bus ensuring students only board their designated bus, increasing bus driver and parent/guardian awareness. The SMART tag system utilizes RFID technology and cloud-connected tablet computers, allowing for real-time and accurate information in a secure and affordable way.

How SMART tag works.
  1. When a student boards their bus, they touch their card to the tablet RFID reader.
  2. The SMART tag program logs the boarding event (recording the timestamp, location and student information) and verifies whether or not the student is authorized to board.
  3. When a student disembarks, they touch their card to the RFID reader again, and the program will log the event and verify the student is getting off at their correct stop.
All drivers are equipped with a tablet PC powered with the SMART tag application.

Designed to include a vital perspective...the driver.

The SMART tag program was created by a school bus driver. With the knowledge that comes with that experience, we have made SMART tag to specifically to aid bus drivers, as well as administrators and parents.



The Driver's Tablet

Every bus in the SMART tag program is outfitted with a tablet computer equipped with built-in RFID readers and a fast (3G/4G) internet connection to the SMART tag cloud servers.

The Driver Tablet empowers any driver in the SMART tag Program.
All drivers are equipped with a tablet PC powered with the SMART tag application.

Student NFC ID Cards

Students riding buses in the SMART tag program will be assigned low-cost SMART tag student IDs. The student tag uses RFID technology to communicate with the driver’s tablet.


What is NFC?
NFC stands for Near Field Communication and it is a type of RFID communication. NFC chips use what is called passive RFID; passive RFID uses non-volatile energy to power itself. This means the NFC chip needs an external source to activate and power it. This helps keep cost down, security up, and removes the need for batteries.

NFC chips are not active and do not have a continuous signal. This means they are not trackable. Parents and students can feel safe and secure knowing the NFC ID cards only power up to talk to the SMART tag Driver Tablet.

All students will be assigned NFC ID cards
All drivers are equipped with a tablet PC powered with the SMART tag application.

Administrative Portal

Transportation Administrators have access to a web-based portal to manage their SMART tag system.


Features include: student searches, rider and bus activity reports (such as a monthly State Headcount), driver/route updates and alerts.

Administrators can run reports for headcounts, mileage, and more!
All drivers are equipped with a tablet PC powered with the SMART tag application.
Parents can keep up-to-date with their kids current status

Parent Portal and Notifications

Parents/Guardians can use the SMART tag web portal to manage notification settings and communicate with the Transportation Administrators.


Parents/Guardians can access up-to-date boarding activity, and sign up for SMART Alerts to receive a text message when their child is approximately 10-15 minutes from their drop off stop. Parents of Special Needs students can sign up to receive a text message in the morning to know when the bus is 10-15 minutes from picking up their child.

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