In the past, traveling in a city means you hailed a taxi to take you from place to place. Now the way you travel in a city is changing with travelers using apps to find an Uber or Lyft driver in the area that quickly picks them up and takes them where they need to go.
These same services are now starting to work their way into the school transportation market. Services like HopSkipDrive, Kango, Zum and others are marketing to busy parents to offer them the same type of convenient transportation services to move children from school to their activities. The services operate much like Uber and Lyft in that they are app-based, their drivers have had fingerprint and background checks and you can subscribe to these services on an on-going basis.
Are these services safe? Before using one of these services, parents need to educate themselves about how they operate and the safety features. The school bus is one of the safest ways to transport children. Parents need to weigh safety features and convenience and pick a transportation that has both aspects for their children.