Issue VIII April 2020
Welcome to the TRAFFIX "Buzz Stop" Newsletter
All The Bus Biz That's Fit to Buzz About!
Bus Pass Sales UPDATE
Due to the impact of Covid-19, we have decided not to begin sales of TRAFFIX bus passes for the next school year. The sale of bus passes are therefore ON HOLD until further notice. We are working closely with the San Ramon Valley Unifi ed School District and monitoring health orders to determine when and how to best sell bus passes for the 2020-2021 school year. Once we have a better idea of the when bus passes will go on sale, we will publish the sales schedule on the TRAFFIX website .

For now, the best thing you can do is to log onto your TRAFFIX account to make sure that all of your account information is correct; mailing address, email addresses, phone numbers, spelling of names, student grade levels, etc. DIABLO RESIDENTS - Please make sure that your Diablo mailing address (P.O. Box) is entered as your primary address (where we will mail your bus pass) and please place your physical address in the notes field. Thanks!
Refund Requests
On April 21st, the TRAFFIX Board of Directors approved issuing refunds to all current TRAFFIX bus pass holders whose passes are paid in full . Refunds will cover the 49 days of school during which there has been and will be no bus service.

Because so many of the passes were purchased long ago, most of your refunds will need to be processed manually, which will take some time. Rest assured that if you paid for your bus pass in full, you will receive a pro-rated refund. We ask for your patience as we process all refunds. Again, if you have an outstanding balance, you will not receive a refund.
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Supporting Our TRAFFIX
´╗┐School Bus Drivers
TRAFFIX continues to show support for our school bus drivers by providing funding to our bus service provider, First Student, that allows our drivers to get paid. Job security and financial well-being are of concern to all of us, including our school bus drivers. We want to show how much we appreciate the important role they play in our students' lives as we prepare for the time when bus service resumes.
Contest Word Raffle Drawing Jackpot Prize
Bus Pass Design CONTEST
Looking for a great way to engage your child's creativity? TRAFFIX is holding our first ever school bus pass design contest. The winning design will be featured on the 2020-2021 TRAFFIX bus pass! The contest is open to all current bus pass holders. Entries may be submitted in one of two ways:

  1. Create your design on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of white paper. Scan the image or take a picture of the image and email it to admin@ridetraffix.com using the resolution specifications below. If you are notified that your design is the winner, we will then ask you to mail it to TRAFFIX c/o City of San Ramon at 2401 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583.
  2. Create a digital design and email your high resolution digital image (at least 300 DPI - PNG, JPG OR PDF) to admin@ridetraffix.com.

The design must include the program name " TRAFFIX " and the school year " 2020-2021 ". All entries are due no later than Friday, May 15th. In pencil, please write the child's first name and last initial on the back of the submitted design AND include a separate piece of paper with the child's full name, school, current grade, parent's name, email address, phone number and mailing address.

The winner will receive a framed version of their design along with a TRAFFIX goodie bag!

For questions, please email admin@ridetraffix.com .
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day - April 28th!
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day takes place tomorrow, April 28th! Normally, we would cheer on our TRAFFIX school bus drivers in person, thanking them for transporting our most precious cargo, our children. And though school closures have put the brakes on school bus service, we encourage you to join us in expressing our appreciation to our TRAFFIX drivers for their service!

As we all shelter in place, the best way for parents to say thank you is to send your student's school bus driver a "Bus Driver BRAVO" using our TRAFFIX website Bus Driver Bravo FORM . Your "Bravo" will go to our bus service provider, First Student, who will make sure it gets to the driver.
Handwriting text Thank You So Much. Concept meaning Expression of Gratitude Greetings of Appreciation Two Kids Inside School Bus Holding Out Banner with Stick on a Day Trip.