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TRANSPORT LOCAL AUTHORITY OF THE YEAR

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The National Transport Awards were presented by David Begg, director of the Centre for Transport Policy and Ros Sco...
The National Transport Awards were presented by David Begg, director of the Centre for Transport Policy and Ros Scott, chair of the Local Government Association's transport executive.

The awards aim to reward transport projects which are making a difference right across the UK.

The top prize of Transport Local Authority of the Year was awarded to Lancashire CC because of the wide range of successful projects that they have implemented. Projects include one of the most successful road safety partnerships in the country and a pilot urban traffic management and control system in Preston. They have a great record of introducing rural and urban bus services where significant patronage increases have been achieved.

Mr Begg, chair of the NTA judging panel said:

'When the judging panel visited Lancashire, we were struck by the commitment of both officers and councillors to the work that they're doing. We saw evidence of lots of great projects that are working and which are being pursued with real enthusiasm.'

Outstanding Contribution to Transport was presented to Andrew Burns, executive member for transport, City of Edinburgh Council. Lifetime contribution to local transport was presented to Stephen Joseph, director, Transport 2000.

Results of the National Transport Awards

Transport Local Authority of the Year

Winner: Lancashire CC

Commended: Nottinghamshire CC

The Joe Clarke Passenger Transport Authority of the Year

Winner: Merseytravel

Bus

Winner: Brighton & Hove City Council for enforcement of bus lanes

Cycling

Winner: Hull City Council for authority wide cycle infrastructure

Commended: Glasgow City Council for the Kelvin Cycle Route

Street environment

Winner: Transport for London for the remodelling of Trafalgar Square

Commended: Perth & Kinross Council for St John's area environmental improvements

Rail

Winner: Norfolk CC

Road safety

Winner: Lancashire CC for the road safety strategy

Commended: Hull City Council for 20mph zones

Rural transport

Winner: South Yorkshire PTE for Bradfield Rural Links

Travel Information

Winner: Gloucestershire CC for their extended TravelSmart initiative

Traffic management

Winner: Durham CC for Saddlers Street road charging scheme

Bus Operator of the Year

Winner: Cardiff Bus Transport Services Ltd in partnership with Cardiff CC

Rail Operator of the Year

Winner: ScotRail Railways Ltd

Travel planning

Winner: Birmingham City Council for the Mitchells and Butler workplace travel plan - Winner

Most Innovative Transport Project sponsored by Serco

Winner: Stagecoach Group plc for MegaBus

Commended: Cornwall CC for Falmouth Park & Float

Technology

Metroline for GPS based monitoring linking performance to driver bonuses

Sustainable Distribution

Safeway plc for a range of measures to improve environmental efficiencies

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