Stagecoach North Scotland has been shortlisted for four top honours at the 2016 Scottish Transport Awards.
The first fleet of fully-electric buses to be used in Scotland has been shortlisted for two separate awards. The new Optare Solo EV buses, branded Inverness ElectriCity, have been shortlisted for the award for Contribution to Sustainable Transport as well as Most Innovative Transport Project. The £1.1million fleet will battle it out with other entries from across Scotland at the awards ceremony held in Glasgow on 16 June.
In addition, two Stagecoach employees are shortlisted as Frontline Employee of the Year. Aberdeen Bus Station Controller, Dave Hamil and Inverness Bus Driver, Sammy Torrance have both been nominated for going above the call of duty in their role and their excellent standard of work.
Stagecoach North Scotland has also been involved in Aberdeen City Council's shortlisted Hydrogen Bus Project project which is in the running for the Transport Team / Partnership of the Year Award. The company operate 6 of the 10 Hydrogen buses in Aberdeen on service X17.
Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland, Steve Walker said: "It is an honour to be shortlisted for these high-profile awards. We have a great team of staff in North Scotland behind the Inverness ElectriCity buses. It is also fantastic to see both Sammy and Dave being recognised for their commitment to the service we provide. Being shortlisted for these awards demonstrates how dedicated we are to attracting more people on to our greener, smarter bus services."