SUCCESS FOR LOTHIAN BUSES AT SCOTTISH TRANSPORT AWARDS
Company Scoops Top Prize for Environmental Excellence
Lothian Buses’ green credentials received a major boost when the company scooped the Contribution to Sustainable Transport title at the prestigious Scottish Transport Awards earlier in the week.
Lothian Buses was also highly commended in the Public Transport of the Year category, while bus driver Raul Campos Falgado also received a commendation in the category Frontline Employee of the Year.
The Scottish Transport Awards are designed to acknowledge innovation, excellence and progress across all areas of transport – and are regarded as the highest industry accolades in Scotland.
Welcoming Lothian Buses’ success at the awards, Chief Executive Ian Craig said:- “Every single person involved in the company works hard to ensure our customers receive the best possible service, and these prestigious awards are further testament of our commitment to investing in and improving our transport fleet and customer service.
“I am especially pleased that we have been recognised for our commitment to environmental excellence, which reflects a £5 million investment this year in our new eco-buses which are setting new benchmark for sustainable transport and comfortable travelling.”
Lothian Buses commitment to environmental improvements has included introducing Scotland’s first 15 diesel-electric hybrid buses on a dedicated route, as well as investing £660,000 in fitting state of the art SCRT exhaust systems on older buses to improve air pollutant emissions.