• Safety technology wins first category of the night.
• Prestigious awards presented by Jeremy Vine in their 20th year.
• Stagecoach East finalists in two further categories.
Stagecoach East has been announced as a winner at the highly prestigious National Transport Awards 2023.
The region’s bus operator won the trophy for Excellence in Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement; they were also finalists in the categories for the Best Alliance/ Collaboration of the Year and Exemplary Contribution to Net Zero.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UK National Transport Awards, which recognises outstanding dedication, expertise, success, and innovation in enhancing transport networks across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
The awards were hosted by renowned TV personality Jeremy Vine, and heard a keynote address by Mark Harper, Secretary of State for Transport.
Stagecoach East’s victory was secured by its Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) project, developed in partnership with Volvo, which helps to limit vehicle speeds on the Cambridge Guided Busway by the use of cutting-edge technology. As a result, the ISA improves safety for passengers and pedestrians, and also provides an even smoother ride.
Darren Roe, Managing Director for Stagecoach East, said: "This recognition by the National Transport Awards is a testament to the incredible hard work and dedication of our team. We were delighted to be finalists in three categories and now to win in the first category of the night is really a dream come true. It is also a reminder to continue working towards surpassing significant milestones by advancing connectivity, sustainability, and road safety in the transport sector.
“The entire Stagecoach team have a fingerprint on these awards - our success is testament to the hard work they put in day in, day out.”
For more information on Stagecoach East’s Intelligent Speed Assistance project, please visit: https://youtu.be/A1qEomGkSm0