Localift for walking school buses lifts with people you know

Lifts with People you know

How Localift can help manage your walking school bus

Localift is an App to organise lifts with people you know

Localift supports drivers, passengers and walkers to co ordinate who is travelling together, managing pick ups, drop offs and sending notifications to parents of safe arrival.

Localift helps manage driver & passenger communication

  • Parents join Localift and set up their children as Linked Passengers
  • The team co ordinator creates a lift group and invites parents to join their walking school bus
  • If there is a roster system in place the "driver of the bus" initiates a Lift Offer and invites the other parents to "ride with them". When initiating the offer the driver sets how many passengers they can take. This is important for safety ratios of walkers to supervisors.
  • If a driver drives every Monday, they are able to create a recurring lift that repeats each Monday and can send out one invitation that covers multiple dates
  • Parents accept the invitation on behalf of their child (linked passenger). If the linked passenger has a smart phone, with their parent's permission, they too can have Localift and are able to accept the invitation to join the walking school bus themselves. Parents will receive a notification of acceptance when their children accept any invitations
  • The driver now has a complete list of the children walking each day

What happens if my child is unwell and is not walking to school?

  • With Localift, managing communication between drivers and walkers is easy
  • In the event a passenger/walker is not going to school, they simply send a cancel lift message to the driver
  • Similarly, if for some reason the driver is unable to drive on a particular day, they are able to send all passengers a cancel lift message and include a personal message either letting them know that there will be a new driver that day or asking to see if another parent can drive the bus on that day
  • Parents receiving this message will be able to volunteer and "Offer a lift" on that day. All of these conversations happen within Localift with all potential drivers and passengers having full visibility of the conversation.

Localift cares about safety

  • Lift groups are private. You can only join a lift group by invitation or by creating a lift group of your own with people you trust
  • All lifts are tracked so you always know where your loved ones are. As a parent you are able to track the walk of the driver so you will know where the bus is at all times
  • Localift's geo mapping will also allow you to see the bus driver approaching so you know when your child needs to leave home
  • Once the driver has arrived at school, Localift's geo fencing will recognise arrival at the destination and you will receive a notification the lift has been completed and your child has arrived at school
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