|Innovation and New Thinking|
What is the award for?
This award is designed to recognise the skills and effort required to bring a new product or service to the market, or the application of new thinking to the management, planning, safety or delivery of public passenger transport services.
The Judges' Verdict
Given the level of innovation that both is happening and needs to happen in the industry, the judges were disappointed that there was not a wider field of entries for this award. However, they felt that both the entries judged were of high quality and would certainly have merited inclusion in a wider field.
In deciding to award the winners' prize to Kevin Short and Austin Birks, the judges were greatly impressed by the leadership being shown by two smaller enterprises in this vital field. The use of automatic vehicle location systems has been shown to improve the reliability of bus operations and the provision of real-time information via mobile phone and/or a dedicated web site offers a huge opportunity to reduce barriers to bus use and help achieve modal shift.
Pete Myers's record of innovation and new thinking has played a major the delivery of Northern Rail's success as a train operator since 2004. Major achievements have included service quality initiatives, guides for the company's customer service standards, a new service disruption strategy and a very successful station adoption scheme. Supporting statements received from senior stakeholder representatives offered powerful testament to Pete's achievements.
Who could be nominated?
This award was open to anybody working within or in organisations associated with the public passenger transport industry. Nominees could therefore include people working for:
Criteria and Entry Requirements
The judges will be looking for the individual who can demonstrate involvement in the delivery of a new product, service or project in passenger transport during the last twelve months.
The award will be made to somebody who can demonstrate key skills in innovation and new thinking, including but not limited to:
Entries will be judged on the overall quality of the submissions, which should address the above issues.
Terms of Entry
In order to qualify, the nominee is required to:
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