About FirstView®

In continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, the Penn-Trafford School District is utilizing FirstView®, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop.

Live Tracking - The FirstView® map screen shows you the live location and direction of your student’s bus, your student's stop schedule for the current day and timestamps for school arrivals and departures. You’ll know when the bus gets to school in the morning and leaves in the afternoon!

Predictive Stop Arrival Times - Analyzing route and real-time GPS data, it determines an estimated time of arrival to your stop provided on the FirstView® map.

Custom Alerts and Messages - Set up push or email notifications alerting you when your student's bus is a chosen distance or number of minutes away from your stop.

Multi-Stop View - Buses for all your students can be tracked with FirstView®. Using individual colors for each student, every selected stop appears on the map simultaneously for easy viewing.

Additional User Notifications - Connect up to three additional email accounts to receive email alerts. This is a great feature for grandparents or caregivers!

Secure and Easy Access - FirstView® requires a password-protected account for app set-up. This way, only you can view your student’s stop!

For more information and to download the app, please go to