In the winter of 2010, snowstorms in Boston resulted in adverse road conditions and traffic delays, causing parents to worry as to the location of their children riding home on public school buses. During the blizzards, Chris Osgood, co-chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), was at the Boston Public Schools Call Center relaying the GPS locations of school buses to concerned parents. Chris and his colleagues realized allowing parents and caretakers to view this information on a smart phone or computer would be an improvement to the system, especially in critical weather situations. MONUM pilots experiments in the areas of civic engagement, education, and improved service delivery in Boston, using cross-sector collaboration to solve issues within cities. A year after the precipitating snowstorm, MONUM had partnered with Code for America, a non-profit of civic minded developers, to work on a series of projects, including an app called “Where’s My School Bus?” MONUM, in partnership with Boston Public Schools, the GPS Provider Zonar, and Code for America (and later, Vermonster), created a free app that would deliver needed information to parents in a safe and expedited way. Today, “Where’s My School Bus?” provides Boston parents with real-time public school bus locations of their children, and city officials report that the app is used by parents 1,000 times a day.