Excellence and bravery were honoured at Transport for London’s Bus Awards in Covent Garden on Thursday. The awards honour London bus drivers and staff who have displayed commitment and professionalism during the course of their work.
Among the award recipients were a Stagecoach bus driver who stopped an attack on a young girl by a man at a bus stop, three drivers whose buses were targeted during the riots last summer as well as the TfL network traffic controllers who kept the capital’s buses moving during that difficult time.
Other winners included Paul Newman of First London (Uxbridge), who won the Environmental Champion award. This award recognises those who have made a real change that goes above and beyond the company policy and ‘business as usual’ approach to sustainability and environmental issues within their organisation. As ‘Drive Green Champion’ for Uxbridge, Greenford and Hayes depots, Paul has helped reduce the amount of unnecessary vehicle idling by approximately 10 percent. In turn this has reduced the amount of carbon emissions and heightened the customer experience in terms of smoothness of journey. The ‘Drive Green’, powered by GreenRoad, initiative has also helped reduce collisions and injuries through smoother driving techniques.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director Surface Transport said: “Our bus network is one of the largest and most complex in the world and one on which the very foundations of this city depends. Thousands of people across the capital work incredibly hard to provide customers with the best possible service.”
Click here to read the full TfL press release on the awards.