Glastonbury Public Schools buses and vans are now equipped with a new GPS tracking system. The system helps our Transportation Department in several ways: 1) We can monitor the safety and reliability of buses. 2) We can track bus routes for efficiency. 3) We can identify maintenance issues to reduce breakdowns and repair costs.
The new system also allows parents, guardians, and students to view bus and van information. Versatrans My Stop is a free, secure, web-based application. It can be accessed using a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer. It provides the current location of buses and vans and the estimated time of arrival at bus stops. Families will find this useful during inclement weather or when buses are running late. Our district tested the system during the fall of 2018.
We hope that parents and guardians will find this system helpful. Please review the information below and contact the Transportation Department at 860-652-7295 with questions.
Important Information about Versatrans My Stop
- Bus locations and arrival times may be delayed depending on the service area.
- My Stop is only available for morning and afternoon routes. It is not available for field trips, activity buses, etc.
- Please keep your household’s login information secure.
We recommend that children be ready for their bus 10 minutes before their scheduled pick-up time.
Accessing Versatrans My Stop
On a Device (Cell Phone, iPad, etc.)
To install the free app, go to the App store on your device and search for “Versatrans My Stop.”
When you open the app, you will be prompted to find the Glastonbury Public School district. Then you may login using the information sent to you via email.
On a Computer:
Please click here to access the Versatrans My Stop program from a computer. You can bookmark it for easier access in the future.
Login information will be emailed to parents/guardians.
- If you have multiple children transported by our school district, you will receive an email for each child.
- You may login using any of the accounts you are sent and you should see all bus routes for the household.
- If your children are not linked, please contact our Transportation Department at 860-652-7295.
Upon first login you will be prompted to change your password. This new login information may be shared with anyone in your household.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Versatrans My Stop App work?
The free app uses GPS (Global Positioning System) data and our transportation routing system to provide ETA (estimated time of arrival) information to families.
How often is the information updated?
The bus/van location and ETA is automatically updated every 30 seconds to reflect delays along the route.
Can anyone else see my child's bus information?
Only people you've shared the username and password with can see your child's information. You will be able to view the path of the bus/van. The information about your child's stop will be visible only to you. Multiple people (e.g. Mom, Dad, high school student) can be logged at the same time from different devices.
Is any personal information about my child displayed?
No. Only bus stop information is visible. No personal data of any kind is accessible.
What if I have multiple children attending different schools?
A username and password will be created and emailed for each child. However, once logged into the app using one of the sets of credentials, users can switch between children in the same household by using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
How early can I begin to track my child's bus or van?
Information for your child's bus/van route is available beginning approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the route. The most accurate data will be available within 10 minutes of your child's scheduled pick-up or drop-off time. If the application states "Bus is not active" or "Bus in not running scheduled route," it does not mean there is a problem with the bus. Our buses run multiple routes each morning and afternoon. These messages are displayed when a bus is running a different route, or is between routes.
Why don't I see an ETA for my child's bus?
The most common reason for this is that the bus has already stopped at your child's bus stop and is proceeding with its route.
The ETA I received is not accurate. Why not?
There could be several technical reasons for inaccurate information. The bus GPS system may not be functioning properly. Cell service in certain areas of our town can be unreliable. And communication with the server can be disrupted. Generally, however, we expect the ETAs to be accurate within a couple of minutes.
Who can I contact if I have problems with the App?
Please contact the Glastonbury Public Schools Transportation Department at 860-652-7295 if you need assistance.