ZUM, THE TECH-ENABLED STUDENT TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER, FOR SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, CELEBRATES THE S.F. BUS DRIVER COMMUNITY
Representatives From the School District and the City of San Francisco Recognize Zum School Bus Drivers With 40-50 Years of Service and Exceptional Community and Safety Impact
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Zum, the tech-enabled student transportation provider, announced today a successful community event honoring school bus drivers serving the San Francisco School District. The celebration was held on Friday, November 18th to recognize bus drivers with 40-50 years of continued service with the "Exceptional Community Award," the recipient of the inaugural "Paul Stein Award," and the "Safety Award." In total, 11 drivers were recognized at the Thanksgiving Community gathering that included more than 200 bus drivers, city representatives, school board members, community members, and Zum employees.
"It is the time of year when we give back and give thanks," said Ritu Narayan, CEO of Zum. "Bus drivers are the unsung heroes in our communities. It is great to be able to take the time to recognize the very people who are the heart of what we do at Zum. It is a privilege to get to work with each and every one of our drivers to help get children to school safely and on time."
"I am grateful to Zum for recognizing and celebrating the xtraordinary, dedicated school bus drivers who have played an instrumental role in the lives of San Francisco's children who they drive to school every day and the communities in which they serve," stated Assemblyman Matt Haney. "It was truly an honor for my office to be with them and give them the recognition they deserve."
Awards and recipients included:
"It is an honor to serve my community each and every day," said Shirley Canyon, recipient of the "Paul Stein Award," "Exceptional Community Award" for 51 years of service and "Exceptional Safety Award. "I love being a positive start to the day for the kids I drive to school and ushering them home safely at the end of the day. It has been my life's purpose for decades, and I would not have it any other way."
Zum is transforming school transportation, the largest mass transit system in the U.S., totaling $28 billion annually. By combining a proprietary, end to end cloud-based tech platform with driver and parent apps as well as school dashboards and a sustainable fleet of vehicles, Zum optimizes school routes. Zum also tracks children's safe on-time arrival and departure from school, and reduces the diesel pollution impacting our children, communities, and environment.
More photos of the event can be found here.
Zum has reimagined student transportation, the nation's largest mass transit system. Our robust operations and integrated end-to-end cloud-based platform provides a modern student transportation service for school districts purpose-built around the needs of kids and the expectations of their families. Zum provides one seamless, real-time interface for parents, drivers, schools, districts, administrators, and operators to transport children safely and with increased visibility and personalized care. Always investing in the wellbeing of the communities, Zum is also the only carbon neutral student transportation provider in the nation with plans to go Net Zero with EV transition. Learn more at www.ridezum.com.
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