Trapeze clients win big at the Scottish Transport AwardsThe Trapeze Team | June 20, 2016
The Scottish Transport Awards offer a welcome opportunity to celebrate the brightest and the best in the industry. Held in Glasgow on June 16, the 2016 event showcased transport providers acting as innovators, driving change and encouraging progress, by utilising the latest technology to ensure they work efficiently and to high standards.
Aberdeenshire Council: Scottish Local Transport Authority of the Year
Aberdeenshire Council won the highly coveted Local Transport Authority of the Year for innovation in the areas of Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) and multi-operator ticketing. With RTPI, improved printed publicity (including QR codes at bus stops) and a slick new responsive web portal, Aberdeenshire Council ensured the travelling public can obtain consistent and accurate travel information wherever and wherever they need it.
You can find out more about Aberdeenshire – as well as how Trapeze technology has assisted the council’s journey to excellence – here.
Lothian Buses: Public Transport Operator of the Year
Lothian Buses was shortlisted for several categories and won big with the Public Transport Operator of the Year and Best Bus Service awards. The operator was praised for its commitment to sustainability: since 2011 Lothian has invested over £18.5m in low carbon vehicles, with the 85 hybrid buses in its fleet representing the highest proportion across all of the UK.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT): Multiple wins
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) picked up several awards on the night, including the Integrated Transport Project of the Year and Contribution to Sustainable Transport.
Personal contributions to the sector were also recognised as part of the awards ceremony. John Elliot was presented with the Lifetime Contribution to Transport. Mr Elliot has served as Chief Executive of Traveline Scotland since 2002, and this award acknowledges his position as a leader at the forefront of the transport industry across the whole country.
We congratulate all the winners, who with their dedication and commitment to the transport sector, provide a high level of service to customers and stakeholders. As Humza Yousaf, Transport Minister, said: “What impressed me most was the passion and innovation on show as we all strive to deliver an improved transport network in the months and years ahead."
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