Website helps parents find rides if school bus drivers strike

Published: Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:12 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2013 at 3:05 AM EST
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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A James Island man is turning to social media to help parents stay connected in the event of school bus drivers strike.

Tom Steenhuysen has a child in a public school in Charleston County.

Just like everyone else, he has been keeping tabs on the possible bus driver's strike and the potential consequences for parents.

Steenhuysen, who creates websites, came up with an idea.

He created a website to keep parents connected through carpooling if the strike happens.

"When I heard about the looming strike, I recognized there was a lot of people going to be driving that don't always know their neighbors or their classmates kids," Steenhuysen said.

The website is called

"If there was a way for them to connect together then that's something that should be able to be done via social media or via website," Steenhuysen said.

Here's how it works.

Parents put in their first and last name, their e mail address and the school his or her child attends.

Once you subscribe, it takes you to another page.

"You type in where you are starting from, could be your home address. It also could be a location where typically you go for a school drop off or something like that," Steenhuysen explained.

Then you can say that you need a ride for your child or can offer to give someone's child a ride to school.

"I've already seen people respond to it, like you know what? I'm driving in the same direction. Let me help you out that way," said Steenhuysen.

But if you ask Steenhuysen what he thinks about a possible strike, you may be surprised what you hear.

"I'm not about the strike. I'm not about whatever goes wrong. I'm trying to solve something," he said.

Anyone wishing to sign up for the ride share program in the event of a strike can log on to

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