First Bus shortlisted for 10 awards at the 2019 Scottish Transport Awards
Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director for First Bus in Scotland, has hailed his staff for their commitment and dedication after it was announced that the bus operator has had no less than 10 entries shortlisted for the upcoming Scottish Transport Awards to be held at the Radison Blu in Glasgow on June 13th.
First Glasgow have been shortlisted for the prestigious Transport Operator of the Year category as well as shortlisted entries in the Best Bus Service, Contribution to Sustainable Transport, most innovative transport project of the year, Transport Partnership of the Year and the Excellence in Travel Information and Marketing categories.
The city’s largest operating company have invested over £30 million in new buses for their fleet in support of the Glasgow City Council’s Low Emission Zone rollout and other technological innovations such as next stop announcements and an improved Journey planner app have helped to improve the customer offering.
Remarkably, in the Frontline Employee of the Year category, First Bus account for four of the nine shortlisted entries with two from First Aberdeen and two from First Scotland East. All four nominees have shown incredible feats of heroics for our customers and their shortlisting for this category is the type of recognition they deserve for truly selfless acts that go above and beyond in the line of duty.
Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director for First Bus in Scotland, said: “I am delighted to see the number of shortlisted entries for this year’s Scottish Transport Awards in June.
“We have seen an improvement this year in the number of shortlisted entries so I think that is clear recognition from our industry peers of all the hard work and dedication from the team to roll out service improvements and our on-going quest to raise the overall standards for our customers.
“We have invested heavily in our fleet and in technology to deliver a better bus service for our customers and I offer my sincere gratitude to the whole Scotland team for continuing to deliver.
“We look forward to the awards night in June, it is always a great night to celebrate all the achievements within the Scottish transport sector over the last 12 months."