School Bus Logistics

About Us

Our Experience

The Story

School Bus Logistics was created in 2010 to provide consulting and support to school district officials and school bus contracting companies. As school budgets get tighter and tighter with each year, budgets for transportation costs are being reduced. With more than 30 years of combined routing software experience and routing operations, we focus solely on pupil transportation routing and all the challenges routing can bring to your district and the communities you serve.

Our offerings include full route management services, school start support, route creation, boundary analysis, route optimization, bell time studies, and routing software evaluations.

 

 

 
We are committed to our clients’ success and we lead innovation within the school bus routing industry.
— Robert Jacobus, CEO + Founder

 
 

The Team

 
 
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CEO + Founder

Robert Jacobus

Rob is a professional pupil transportation consultant with more than 16 years of experience focusing on route planning, efficiencies, boundary analysis, route optimization, bell schedule analysis, and fleet utilization studies. In addition to being an expert router, he brings a wide range of experience working on complex routing and varying bell schedules from many school districts around the country.

 

Education

State University of New York at Plattsburgh
•B.A. in Geography
•Minors in planning and computer mapping

Affiliations + Memberships

•Colorado State Association of Pupil Transportation (CSPTA)
•California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO)
•National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT)
•Train the Trainer certification from Tyler Technologies in Latham, N.Y.

 

 
 

 
 
 
Megan Chissie

Director of route logistics
Route Management Services

Megan Snair

Megan brings more than 20 years’ experience in school bus transportation and logistics to the team. She is well versed in route efficiencies, software training and implementation, project management, bell time analysis, redistricting, and route management. Megan has worked with more than 100 school districts nationwide during her career.

 
 

Education

State University of New York at Plattsburgh

  • B.S. Environmental Science

  • Minors in Planning and GIS

Affiliations + Memberships

  • National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT)

  • New York Association of Pupil Transportation (NYAPT)

  • VersaTrans Train the Trainer Certification

  • Transfinder Routing Software Proficiency Certificate

 
 

 
 
 
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Route Logistics Manager
Route Management Services

Melissa Western

Melissa has more than 11 years’ experience in the pupil transportation industry. During this time, she worked at the Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, CO—the third largest district in the state—as Lead Transportation Scheduling Coordinator. She has been responsible for assigning, coordinating, and overseeing all operation services. Melissa has served as a liaison between terminals, schools, and communities to provide positive customer service as well as mentoring and training of transportation and district staff. She is highly trained in Transfinder software.

 

Education

South University
• Bachelor of Business Administration

 

Certification

• Routefinder Pro Certificate from Transfinder

 
 

 
 
 
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Route Logistics Manager
Route Management Services

Jim Bergeron

Jim is an experienced school bus operations and route management professional with nine years of industry experience. In this time, he has successfully managed driver performance issues and collaborated with bus companies and school districts to establish routes and utilizing Versatrans and Transfinder software to create and update them.

 

Education

DeVry University, Chicago
• B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Experience

• Mount Prospect School District/Grand Prairie Transit, Driver Trainer
• Illinois Central School Bus Company, Routing and Scheduling Manager
• Durham School Services, Operations Supervisor

 
 

 
 
 
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Route Logistics Manager
Route Management Services

Barbara Reyes

With more than 20 years in the industry, Barb brings a working knowledge of driver needs as well as expertise in routing, operations, and logistics. During her time at Littleton Public Schools, she developed and oversaw routing for more than 7,500 students and 26 in-district sites as well as numerous out-of-district sites. She is well versed in the requirements of keeping bussing operating efficiently while focusing on safety and the needs of students and their families. She is highly proficient in Versatrans routing software as well as other leading routing technologies.

Education

  • Chantilly High School, High School Diploma, Business 6/88, Chantilly, VA

  • Graduate of Zinger Miller Management Course, VA