The Tasmanian Department of State Growth operates a Certified Telematics Service (CTS) to manage school buses. 

The program has improved data collection for fare-paying school bus contracts throughout Tasmania. 

TCA type-approved IVUs are fitted to buses to monitor each school route from origin to destination.  

The service allows the Department to monitor the operation of buses against agreed routes and timetables.

In Tasmania, school students pay a reduced fare (which is less than the attributable cost of bus transport to and from school), the Department reimburses bus operators for the gap. 

Data recorded and stored through the service can be accessed by the Department to monitor contract compliance.

Given that the Department’s contract payments for these particular school bus services are based upon the data collected, the integrity of data collection, transmission, storage and use is of critical importance to bus operators.