BUSINESSES and schools across Merseyside have been recognised for their contribution to achieving a more sustainable transport future as Merseyside Transport Partnership announces the winners of its annual awards. There were seven categories in total and organisations of all sizes and from all sectors were invited to enter.
The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was named organisation of the year for delivering its improving environmental impact strategy and developing an Environmental Management System.
The Going the Extra Mile Award 2010 was awarded to Northern Rail for ensuring the record number of visitors to the Mathew Street Festival had a smooth journey through delivery of a comprehensive train plan.
Now in their fourth year, the Merseyside Transport Awards were created by the Merseyside Transport Partnership to celebrate the individuals, schools and businesses in Merseyside that are actively encouraging people to walk, cycle or use public transport and making it easier to choose healthy, convenient ways of getting around.
Neil Scales, Chair of MTP, said: “I’d like to thank everyone for entering the awards. They are shining examples of how working together can help shape a more sustainable transport future.
“A partnership approach has always been at the heart of MTP’s work and will become increasingly important as we look to pool resources during the next Local Transport Plan.”