Lothian wins at Scottish Transport Awards 2023Lothian Buses takes home two awards at this year’s STAs

The two glass awards sitting on a wall in the sunshine in front of the bus garage.

Lothian Buses was delighted to take home two awards at this year’s Scottish Transport Awards (STAs) in Glasgow on 22 June.

The first award scooped on the night was the Excellence in Transport Accessibility Award which recognises improved access to travel or the travel experience for disabled people. The second award – Excellence in Innovation and Technology –  documents how a new technology or a new way of working has produced great results.

Last year, Lothian began developing a web-based database system for tracking roadworks and events across Lothian’s network. Previously, a spreadsheet was used to show all active roadworks, which was difficult to maintain giving the increasing amount of active roadworks occurring across the network. The project – ‘LB Roads’ – was born in collaboration with Lothian’s Commercial and Information Infrastructure teams providing driving colleagues a quick way of accessing information that may affect them while they are out on service.

Sarah Boyd, Managing Director of Lothian, said: “It’s a testament to the hard work, passion and talent of our colleagues that we were able to take home two trophies at the STAs.

“Our teams’ commitment to ‘getting it right’ for our customers clearly resonated with the judges who presented Lothian with the Excellence in Transport Accessibility Award.

“We were delighted to also receive the Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award for LB Roads which has streamlined the way in which our colleagues access vital information about the network while on the move.

“I would like to thank every colleague who helped make this possible.”