In light of the beneficial impact, we bring to the local traffic in school neighborhoods, Florida Department of Transportation along with TBARTA ( TampaBay Area Regional Transportation Authority)has instituted a 3 year, $120K grant to help pay for the license fee for schools in urban cores with traffic congestion issues. They also like the fact that PikMyKid also helps in these three specific areas and improves the quality of life for their communities:
1- Encourages carpooling by proactively suggesting carpooling options to parents living in the same community with children going to the same schools, by matching routing patterns over time.
2-PikMyKid parent app provides suggested times to leave home to pick up your child so that they spend the least amount of time in pick up lines. This avoids the pile-up of traffic around schools around pick up and drop off times.
3-Parents at PikMyKid schools have reported they are more comfortable to let their children walk home unescorted because the PikMyKid system triggers an automated push notification to their phone the moment their child leaves the school campus.