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      New technology installed on DCSS buses

      With the new technology, the buses are tracked using GPS so the school system knows where all the buses are at all times.

      If you've been inside a Dougherty County school bus lately, you may notice some yellow dots on the inside and outside.

      It's a part of new technology called Zonar that the Dougherty County School System has installed on all school buses.

      With the new technology, the buses are tracked using GPS so the school system knows where all the buses are at all times. It will also allow drivers to use a scanner to log themselves into the system for work and can use a device for their pre- and post-inspections, which are mandated by the Georgia Department of Education Transportation Division.

      "They inspect different things like whether the tire is flat, checking the oil, checking the seats," Transportation Director Kenneth Williams said. "I think this will save time and money for the Dougherty County School System."

      Williams says drivers will be trained to use the new equipment in mid-March.

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