Zūm Blog

News and views on how we’re reimagining student transportation for districts, schools and families


At Zūm, we’re reimagining student transportation by partnering with school districts across the country to offer an end-to-end solution purpose-built for kids.


Reimagining Student Transportation: Our Vision Through 2025 And Beyond

Here at Zum, reinventing student transportation isn’t just a job — it’s deeply personal. As we continue our journey to reimagine a more reliable, sustainable, and safer future for students, parents and teachers, we’re excited to share our larger vision for not just now, but through 2025 and beyond. This includes what we believe are […]

Zum CEO on SiriusXM’s Launch Pad

Zum CEO Ritu Narayan spoke with The Wharton School’s Karl Ulrich for a recent episode of Launch Pad on SiriusXM’s Business Radio. They discussed how Zum is modernizing student transportation. The episode also features the CEOs of Headspace and Ginger following their recent merger announcement. You can check out the full episode here, on Apple […]

Zum Commits to Transition School District Partners to 100% Electric by 2025

Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), Oakland Unified School District Superintendent, and more come together to share zero emission vision for student transportation. As we welcome our children back to school campuses, our work to reimagine student transportation has never been more important. Transportation accounts for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions […]

Zum Goes Carbon Neutral, Leads Student Transportation Toward an Electric Future

Student transportation leader unveils Zum Net Zero, a program rooted in creating a safer, healthier, more sustainable planet Today, we’re announcing that Zum is offsetting 100% of the carbon emissions for our entire fleet in 2021. While we’re transitioning our full fleet to electric vehicles by 2025, we recognize the urgency of the climate crisis […]

New Student Transportation Provider at SFUSD

Editor Note: This guest post is cross-posted from the San Francisco Unified School District’s blog Zum Promises Modernized Transportation With Upgrades in Service, Safety and Reliability The SFUSD Transportation Department strives to create safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable transportation to and from school for our students. To that end, the District engaged in a rigorous […]

Sequoia Capital’s Seven Questions With Ritu Narayan

Zum has the privilege of working closely with the team at Sequoia Capital since early on in our history — with the well known and respected venture capital firm investing in Zum as part of our Series A, B and C rounds.  They’ve recently published an interview with Zum Founder and CEO Ritu Narayan here […]

Saving The Extra Mile

It should come as no surprise a company founded on challenging industry conventions would explain itself a bit unconventionally. Here at Zūm, we’re constantly questioning traditional ways of doing things as we reimagine better alternatives. So it’s only natural our film starts by questioning the old adage ‘going the extra mile’. We reflected on this […]

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