Awards for local authorities
1 Transport County of the Year
Open to County Councils, a submission in this category needs to demonstrate progress and improvement across a range of transport policy areas supported by clear results.
2 Transport City of the Year
Open to City Councils, a submission in this category needs to demonstrate progress and improvement across a range of transport policy areas supported by clear results.
3 Transport District/Unitary of the Year
Open to District and Unitary Councils, a submission in this category needs to demonstrate progress and improvement across a range of transport policy areas supported by clear results.
4 Integrated Transport Authority of the Year
A submission in this category should demonstrate progress and improvement across a range of passenger transport policy areas supported by clear results. We are looking for evidence that patronage levels are buoyant and satisfaction ratings are improving.
5 Dedication to Access for All Award
An entry in this category covers the whole range of accessibility projects. We will be looking for entries which document how accessibility has been improved (this could be in rural areas, for people with disabilities, low income groups, young people, older people etc) with demonstrable results.
6 Improvements to Bus Services
Submissions for this category should demonstrate how changes to bus services have brought about improvements. An increase in passengers or customer satisfaction ratings are two examples of the ways success could be documented.
7 Achievements in Cycling
A cycling strategy may form the basis of a submission for this category or an individual scheme, which has brought significant benefits. Increased numbers of people cycling or reduced cycle casualties are two ways that you could document the success of your work.
8 Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement
This category encompasses all aspects of traffic management and enforcement. Examples of projects that would qualify are road pricing schemes, speed management, road space reallocation projects (for example bus lanes) and parking enforcement schemes. We will be looking for results such as casualty reductions, improved journey reliability, modal shift, or congestion reduction.
9 Excellence in Walking & Public Realm
Entries in this category need to demonstrate how particular policies and projects have improved the street environment. Examples of initiatives for this Award include environmental enhancement schemes, pedestrian schemes or parking andwarden policies. Before and after photographs help the Judges with this category.
Awards for public transport operators
10 Public Transport Operator of the Year
This Award is open to all rail & bus operators. Entries for this Award should outline the range of initiatives that the operator has been involved in to improve services and facilities together with results that have been achieved.
11 Rail Station of the Year
An entry into this category would provide evidence of improvements to an existing station or implementation of a new one to encourage greater rail use.
Awards open to all
12 Transport Supplier of the Year
Suppliers of equipment and services to the rail, light rail, underground, bus and roads sectors are all eligible to enter this category. Entrants should demonstrate the transport benefits accrued from the use of these products and services e.g. decreased crime levels, increased efficiencies, better integration, improved reliability etc. It may be that you have innovatively applied existing products and services or introduced a new product or service that has traditionally been used outside the transport sector.
13 Transport Consultant of the Year
This category is open to companies working with local authorities and transport authorities to supply engineering consultancy services for transport and planning. This could be for a specific project on a one-off basis or through a framework agreement or outsourcing partnership (including for strategic road management or as a project delivery partner). Successful entries will show evidence of attributes such as close partnership working, efficiency savings, and innovation.
14 Airport of the Year
An entry in this category would provide evidence of excellence or significant improvement in overall performance or provision of facilities over the past 12 months. KPIs and customer satisfaction results will be particularly relevant as evidence of this. Because of the disparity in size between Heathrow and other
15 Contribution to Sustainable Transport
A submission in this category should demonstrate how your organisation has implemented policies to reduce its impact on the environment (for example reduced carbon footprint), supported by clear results. The types of projects that would qualify for this category include the use of alternative vehicle fuels and technologies or freight practices which have resulted in mileage and/or emissions/reductions.
16 Most Innovative Transport Project
Projects entered for this Award need to stand out as being that bit different - it could be a project that is the first of its kind, or a project that has been done before but has been approached differently
17 Excellence in Technology
This category is open to any organisation using new technologies to assist in the transport planning or running of transport operations. Again we need to see evidence that the project has brought about good results.
18 Transport Team/Partnership of the Year
A submission in this category should demonstrate how effective team work has brought improvements to transport services or facilities. We will be looking for evidence of the way the team work has enhanced the service you provide or
projects you deliver.
19 Excellence in Travel Information and Marketing
This category covers all areas of transport marketing including information, promotion and travel planning. We will be looking for statistical or anecdotal evidence that the approach that you have adopted is working.
20 Frontline Employee of the Year
We're looking for nominations for this award for a frontline member of staff (for example, school crossing patrols, bus drivers, highways inspectors, receptionists)who has gone beyond the call of duty in their role and delivered a better service as a result. The nominee will have demonstrated a real commitment to their service and your nomination will need to outline briefly (500 words maximum) what they have done to deserve this award, supported with statistical or anecdotal evidence. Supporting letters are useful in this category.
Awards nominated by the Judges
21 Outstanding Contribution to Local Transport
22 Outstanding Contribution to National Transport