Here Comes The Bus

Here Comes The Bus app

The following are links to Here Comes the Bus (HCTB) videos. 

These first two demonstrate how to create a new HCTB account using the app and the website, respectively:

McAllen ISD Transportation and Child Nutrition have teamed up to bring you a fantastic resource!  Here Comes the Bus is an app parents can download to track the school bus.  This ensures you never miss the bus and always know when your child is arriving home. 

COVID-19 has forced us to get creative!  Our Child Nutriton Team is committed to serving nutritious breakfast and lunch for every McAllen ISD student this year - even when we are learning remotely.  To help ensure you never miss a meal, the Here Comes the Bus app has been configured with all McAllen ISD meal locations.  With a quick app set up, Here Comes to Bus will alert you when the bus is approaching the meal location nearest your home.  


To use it, simply:

1. Download Here Comes the Bus to your smart phone

2. Set up your account using McAllen ISD district code: 29282

3. Add your child(ren) to the app using their 6-digit student ID numbers

4. Set your notification settings (this will allow you to set how close the bus is when you receive your notification)

5. Enjoy your cool new app and daily reminders to grab your nutritious and free McAllen ISD school meals 


The following videos provide detailed, step-by-step guidance to set up your app.  If you have questions, contact the McAllen ISD transportation team. 

These videos show how to use the HCTB app:

Finally, this video shows how to use HCTB on a computer: