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GPS systems tracking school buses this fall

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Districts across the state, including Wake and Durham, say new GPS tracking has improved performance. Districts across the state, including Wake and Durham, say new GPS tracking has improved performance.
DURHAM, N.C. -

After receiving more than 2,100 calls of complaints Monday, Wake County Schools says the second day of classes went smoother.

Yesterday, district headquarters received nearly 2,175 phone calls alone. Today, the school system received 1,241 complaints between phone calls, online forms and emails.

Districts across the state, including Wake and Durham, say new GPS tracking has improved performance. The system also allows parents to track their child's bus.

Durham and Wake County are two of the biggest school systems in the Triangle using the technology, which allows them keep lost drivers on schedule and leaves no question as to if a bus arrived on time.

"It shows the actual time the bus is sitting and then leaving, we are able to give that information to the parents," said Tammy Phillips with Durham County Schools.

Thirteen school districts across North Carolina have installed school bus tracking devices.

The school system ran 932 buses Monday and transported 75,000 students over a total of 4,667 routes.

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