Smart Awards reward best business and public policies as well as industry practices that increase the attractiveness, safety, security, efficiency, environmental and social performance of bus and coach transport. The objective is to promote such achievements and performance worldwide, so that they serve as examples to be emulated by the entire industry, while improving its image.
Bus Excellence Award
The Bus Excellence Award rewards transport companies active in regular urban or inter-urban public transport by bus and coach. This Award aims to promote greater use of bus and coach in regular urban and inter-urban transport, through high quality and cost-effective innovative projects.
The winner of the “IRU Bus Excellence Award 2015” is the Metrobüs operator İETT from Istanbul.
IRU Bus Excellence Special Innovation Award
This year, an additional excellence award supported by IRU Projects was attributed to the Digital Matatus project.
City Trophy Award
The City Trophy Award recognises and rewards municipal authorities that implement policies favouring group tourism by coach, and to encourage other cities to follow their example. Cities that invest in good facilities for coaches will reap economic rewards, while those that fail to do so will limit their income from tourism.
The winner of the “IRU Smart Move City Trophy Award 2015” is the city of Dresden, Germany.
Coach Tourism Innovation Award
The Coach Tourism Innovation Award is given to transport companies active in group tourism by coach in any country, to recognise and promote industry practices leading to a greater use of group tourism by coach, through high quality and cost-effective innovative projects and services.