Story: Bus & Coach
The shortlist for this year’s UK Bus Awards, released today, contains more than 100 people, projects and organisations. The winners will be announced in London on 19 November.
UK Bus Awards chairman John Owen says: “Despite the difficult economic times, this year’s entries demonstrated clearly that creativity within the industry is still alive and well. The bar is constantly being raised, meaning that the innovation of a few years ago is now the everyday standard in many places.
“The bus industry has a come a long way in recent years and is every bit as dynamic as the high-profile retail operations regarded as market leaders. Our judges have been genuinely impressed with the commitment to higher standards in all areas of the business.”
The shortlist includes all of the major groups, as well as municipal and independent operators, local authorities and PTEs. At the top of the list is Go-Ahead with 19 nominations, followed by Stagecoach with 17 and FirstGroup with 15. On the list for the first time are Greener Journeys and CPT, both named for innovative projects to promote bus travel.
The individual scheme with the most nominations is the Sheffield Bus Partnership, which has been named as a finalist in four categories.