Scottish Transport Awards 2010 – Winners Announced

Stuart Smith2010, News

The best of Scotland’s transport industry were honoured at the prestigious Scottish Transport Awards last night. The ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Hosted by radio and television presenter Grant Stott, and now in their eighth year, the Awards recognise excellence, innovation and progress across all areas of transport.

The top award of the night, Scottish Transport Local Authority of the Year, was presented to Fife Council. The Local Authority impressed the judges with their committed, enthusiastic team of transport officers who are strong on innovation, on overcoming hurdles to implementation and on lobbying the private sector to deliver common goals. Road accident figures are at an all time low and since 2007, Fife has achieved a 90% increase in cycling to work, more than a 5% drop in driving to school and a 25% reduction in reported crime across its public transport network.

Scottish Public Transport Operator of the Year went to Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean & Clyde Ferries. Since 2007 they have implemented an impressively wide-ranging series of improvements including a complete overhaul to passenger information systems; a new timetable to reflect community feedback; improved on-board passenger and catering facilities; and investment in staff training. As a result, passenger satisfaction has significantly increased as have bookings.

The full list of winners and those who were highly commended is as follows:

1. Scottish Transport Local Authority of the Year

Fife Council – Winners

Aberdeenshire – Commended

2. Best Bus Service

Hitrans – The Inverness Airport Jet Network – Winners

3. Advanced Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement (sponsored by FirstGroup)

Glasgow City Council – Go Safe – Winners

South Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport – Route Action Plans – Commended

4. Best Transport Integration

Dundee City Council – Dundee Travel Active – Winners

5. Best Practice in Travel to School and Work Schemes

Scottish Borders Council – Green Feet Forward – Winners

North Lanarkshire Council – Cumbernauld/St Andrews Primary Schools School Travel Plan – Commended

6. Cycling Improvements

South Ayrshire Council – Route Development 2002-2010 – Winners

7. Walking & The Public Realm

Glasgow City Council – Public Realm and Tourist Pedestrian Signage – Winners

8. The Public Transport Operator of the Year

Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean & Clyde Ferries – Winners

McGill’s Buses – Commended

9. Contribution to Sustainable Transport (sponsored by GoSkills)

FirstGroup – DriveGreen – Winners

Pentland Ferries Limited – Impact of the new catamaran ferry MV Pentalina – Commended

10. Transport Project of the Year

Morgan VINCI – Upper Forth Crossing at Kincardine – Winners

Nestrans – Laurencekirk station re-opening – Commended

11. Excellence in Technology and Innovation

Lothian Buses and City of Edinburgh Council – Bustracker – Winners

Amey – Reducing Risks at Road Works Sites – Commended

12. The Best Transport Partnership of the Year

Transport Scotland & Logica – Transport Scotland’s ‘Smart Ticketing’ Concessionary Travel Project – Winners

Scottish Transport Credit Union – Serving the Industry as a Caring Partner – Commended

Arriva – Youth Bus and Gym Bus – Commended

13. Excellence in Marketing and Travel Planning

ScotRail – Sainsbury’s Partnership Promotion – Winners

14. The Frontline Employee of the Year

Willie Dickson, ScotRail – Winners

Graeme Ritchie, Fife Council – Commended

Edinburgh Airport, Carol Lawton – Commended

15. Outstanding Contribution to Transport Across Scotland

Steve Montgomery – Managing Director, ScotRail

16. Young Transport Professional of the Year

Dr Jillian Anable, Aberdeen University