South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is one of just a handful of organisations to be short listed in this year’s National Transport Awards, which celebrate transport excellence across the UK and Ireland.
SYPTE, in conjunction with South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA), is again up for the Integrated Transport Authority of the Year Award, after winning the title in 2007.
It is also in the running for the Technology Award for its new Intelligent Transport System, ‘Get There Sooner’, and the Most Innovative Transport Project Award for the pioneering ‘Developer Ticket’ scheme, established with the transport operators who run the TravelMaster ticket range. This provides the opportunity for new residents to receive one year’s free travel, worth £850, on South Yorkshire’s public transport network as part of their new house purchase.
SYPTE Director General David Brown said: "We are delighted to have reached the finals of the National Transport Awards for yet another year. The achievement is a result of the hard work, dedication and commitment from all our staff, who continue to make public transport a competitive travel option in South Yorkshire. We’re keeping our fingers crossed!"
The winners of the National Transport Awards will be revealed on 22 July at a special ceremony in London, presented by Baroness Ros Scott and television personality, Hardeep Singh Koli.