Transportation Information Management System (TIMS) Articles

Whose N.C. school bus ride lasts longest? Hint: Look west
   August 19, 2015

As most N.C. public school students head to school for 2015-16, some 13,000 school buses are readying to travel some 180 million miles across the state. How lengthy is the average ride in your school district? How long are the longest rides? The shortest? Our maps tell the story. Read more

As N.C. school buses roll, compare ride times, and more
   August 21, 2014

It is no small task to get the school bus to your neighborhood each day. Planning starts in March for most North Carolina school districts to open school in August. (Photo: NCDPI) Read more

N.C.'s TIMS project helps effort to update public school boundaries
   February 17, 2014
Kevin Hart
The demographics of local school districts matter to the families in local communities. They also matter to researchers, policy makers and disaster relief planners. North Carolina is gearing up to help in a new, national data collection effort. (Image: NCES SDDS Map Viewer) Read more

TIMS director wins national recognition
   October 17, 2013

Jody Pressley, manager of the TIMS project support office at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, is named one of "14 Phenomenal Women in School Transportation" in November's School Bus Fleet magazine.  Read more

As N.C. graduation rates rise, CMS and Wake are tied
   August 29, 2013

Between 2006 and 2013, the rate of N.C. high school students graduating on time (in four years) rose from 68.3 percent to 82.5 percent. The state's two largest districts, Wake and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, now have the same rate, 81 percent. Explore data for all N.C. districts with our interactive dashboards. (Photo: iStock) Read more

NC School Transportation by the Numbers
   September 23, 2010

How do you define good school bus service?  If you ask parents or students, you may hear about pickup times, long rides and time spent waiting at school for class to start or the evening bus to arrive.  With tightening budgets, school officials are more focused than ever on efficiency, but everyone wants the best level of service possible.   

Staff at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute...

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2009-2010 Transportation Service Indicators Report
   August 8, 2010

Rob Hamby

The Transportation Service Indicator Report is released annually by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and compiled at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in cooperation with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University. 

This report summarizes operational data for every North Carolina public school district.  Based...

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