Android app for bus statuses now available

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You asked for it, Android users, and now it’s here!

A free Android app to keep you updated on the status of your child’s Palliser Regional Schools school bus is now available in the Google Play store.

Go to to download or search for “Palliser Schools Bus Status” in the Google Play store for your free download, built specifically for your Android phone.

Open the app to see a list of all Palliser-run bus routes and whether they’re on time, late or cancelled. Click on the routes of special interest to your family and “favourite” them to receive push notifications whenever those routes are late or cancelled.

Route statuses are updated by Transportation Services staff in Central Office who are in constant radio contact with drivers.

The Android app follows the successful introduction of a free iPhone app one year ago. That app was downloaded about 2,000 times in its first year. For the iPhone app, visit the Apple App Store and search for “Palliser Schools Bus Status.

For those without a smart phone, the status of Palliser buses can also be found on individual school websites served by Palliser’s fleet as well as on the division’s website at

Palliser Regional Schools serves about 6,800 students in Lethbridge County, Vulcan County and the City of Calgary. The division operates about 60 bus routes outside Calgary, with our fleet travelling about 1.8 million kilometres a year to take about 2,200 students to and from school daily.