Yelo: It’s Bussin’

Yelo: It’s Bussin’

Thomas Sigler, Contributor

There is a very underused online service at Bob Jones that some bus riders might be interested in hearing about. It’s so underused that in a poll of Bob Jones students, 80% had never even heard of the service. It’s called Yelo, and it allows students to see if their buses have arrived on campus after school.

Drew Crocker, junior here at Bob Jones, SGA Junior Class President, and the creator of Yelo Bus Solutions, said this about the service: “I created Yelo to resolve the inevitable after-school bus chaos by allowing students to view the status of their buses on their mobile devices. Students are alerted about bus changes, bus campus locations, and bus delays. All bus information is updated daily by an administrator, and students receive bus status changes in real-time. You can access Yelo today by visiting Yelo – Bob Jones High School. Never be confused by the status of your bus again”

I personally use this service especially when I’m not sure if my bus has a substitute for that day. All you have to do is pull up Yelo, and it will tell you if your normal bus has a sub bus and if that bus has arrived yet. In addition, it will also let you know if your bus has been delayed which has been useful for me in the past.

Some students in the previously mentioned poll expressed worries about the Yelo service tracking their buses and being unsafe or an invasion of privacy. These students might be confusing Yelo with another service the school provides: Edulog, which uses GPS technology to track the exact location of any given bus in Madison City Schools and is more geared towards parent use but can also be used by students. In any case, Drew assured me that these two bus services are in no way connected and students can rest assured that Yelo has no access to the geographic location of buses. (It is operated by an administrator, and while it might tell you a “location” of a bus that arrives, for example: “West Bus Loop”, these locations are only text entered by a Yelo operator and not linked to GPS.)

Drew told me that the most convenient way for most users to access Yelo is to scan the QR code (shown below) and then pin the link to the home screen of your phone with the rest of your apps. This should allow for easy access whenever you need Yelo!

Scan this to access Yelo!