Sustainable Bus Awards on hold till next year

The Sustainable Bus of the Year jury has agreed to postpone this year’s awards process in the light of the Covid-19 crisis. Originally due to take place in the second half of 2020, the awards for 2021 will not now be delivered.

A statement on behalf of the organisers says: “We hope that the Covid-19 outbreak will not act as a brake but will become a driver of energy transition.

“This difficult choice has been taken due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its repercussions on travel and industrial production.Travel bans and their unpredictable evolutions all over Europe in the coming months will make it complicated for the jury to carry out the evaluating process.

“Safeguarding the planet today, even more than yesterday, is a crucial topic and the contribution of sustainable public transport is, and will be, crucial in achieving the goals of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).”

Overseen by a jury involving journalists across Europe – including Bus and Coach Professional’s Steve Rooney in the UK – SBY’s activities will be resumed next year with the delivery of Sustainable Bus Award 2022 taking place in the third quarter of 2021.