Tyler Technologies Announces New Member to the Team

Brett HeadshotTyler Technologies is pleased to announce that Brett Taylor has joined Tyler’s transportation group. Brett joins Tyler with more than 20 years of related experience, including prior experience as a product manager for SMART tag (Secured Mobility), where he helped create a new technology for student ridership management.

Brett will oversee Tyler Drive, Tyler’s new mobile offering for school bus drivers. He will have an influential role in the ongoing development and implementation of Tyler Drive and will serve as a conduit to Tyler clients and the K-12 industry to ensure the product continues to evolve to meet the growing demands of K-12 transportation. 

About Tyler Technologies Inc. 

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Tyler’s client base includes more than 14,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. In 2016, Forbes ranked Tyler on their “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list, and it has also named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” eight times. The company has been included six times on the Barron’s 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com

Roundup: Driver Shortage Continues, New School Year Means Same Old Problems and More

With the school bus driver shortage reaching unimaginable heights, affecting districts from California to Florida, and all those states in between, transportation departments are desperate for warm bodies. To show the nitty-gritty of the job, one TV reporter hopped behind the wheel of a yellow beast to see what the job entails so that others may realize their destinies as student transporters. The reporter, Meredith Hillgartner took the bus for a spin and said if she could learn to drive the bus, anyone could do it. Durham School Services needs at least five more school bus drivers at their Wolfforth depot for the upcoming school year. In Lubbock, they need even more. The transportation company posted signs across Lubbock County, at all schools, asking for drivers to apply. Randi Bullard, operations supervisor, said there are plenty of benefits to working for Durham. "Well you get kind of a flexible schedule," he said. "So when the kids are out of school you can be with them. Or if you have children that aren't in school yet and you don't want to pay for daycare you can bring them to work with you. A lot of my drivers have raised babies on these buses." After almost two decades of driving, Bullard said is always surprised by the kids, but they are the reason she loves what she does. "When they go to school and learn something new," Bullard said. "You know you took them to do that and you know you are going to take them home again so they can do it all over again."

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