The Synovia Bus Tracker is the Minneapolis Public School’s GPS-based vehicle tracking system. Synovia takes the transportation services that students rely on to get to school and makes them visible, online and on-demand with the “Here Comes the Bus” app. For more information about the app, check out the Here Comes the Bus Page on the public MPS website.

If you're having Synovia-related issues, submit an eTicket using the Request Type: "Software & Web Applications" →  "Existing software or web applications" → "Synovia".

Role-Based Training

School Transportation coordinators

Coordinators are responsible for monitoring the performance of buses servicing their school. The Synovia Bus Tracker allows coordinators to track buses in real-time using the School Monitor view to better serve families and the whole school community.

Go to the School Transportation Coordinators Training Page ⇨

Bus Drivers

As a bus driver, you’ll use the Synovia Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) to clock in and out, choose an assignment to perform, navigate to the next assignment, send and receive messages from a dispatch center, display and record information about passengers, and mark items as pass or fail in a pre-trip or post-trip inspection.

Go to the Bus Drivers Training Page ⇨