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2024 Categories


Applied Technologies

The AI and Data Analytics Award

This category acknowledges groundbreaking applications of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing urban mobility. Criteria for this award include the innovative use of AI and big data to improve transportation efficiency, safety, and sustainability. Submissions should demonstrate how AI-driven solutions facilitate smarter travel planning, traffic management, and predictive maintenance, leading to tangible improvements in urban transport systems. Entries must highlight the technology's impact on optimising mobility, reducing congestion, and enhancing the user experience in urban settings.

The Ticketing and Payments Award

This award celebrates groundbreaking innovations in ticketing and payment systems for urban mobility. Criteria include the ease of use, accessibility, integration across multiple transport modes, and the adoption of new technologies such as mobile apps, contactless payments, and smart cards. Submissions should demonstrate how these innovations enhance the user experience, promote the use of public transport, and contribute to the efficiency and sustainability of urban mobility systems.

The Traveller Information Systems Award

This award highlights the best in traveller information systems that provide real-time, accurate, and comprehensive information to facilitate urban mobility. Criteria include the system's coverage across various transport modes, user-friendliness, innovation in delivering information (such as through mobile apps, digital displays, or voice systems), and effectiveness in improving the overall travel experience. Submissions should highlight the system's impact on making urban transportation more accessible, efficient, and reliable for all users.


The Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Award

This award celebrates breakthroughs in connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies, recognising projects that significantly advance the capabilities, integration, safety, and public acceptance of autonomous and connected vehicles within urban environments. Criteria for entry include innovation in technology, demonstrated safety improvements, integration with existing transport systems, user experience enhancements, and contributions to reducing traffic congestion and emissions. Submissions should detail the project's impact on advancing autonomous transportation and its potential for scalability and positive societal impact.

The Mobility-as-a-Service Award

This category celebrates pioneering initiatives in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) that seamlessly integrate various forms of transport services into a single accessible platform. Entries should demonstrate MaaS solutions that offer efficient, sustainable, and user-friendly travel options, encouraging a shift away from private vehicle use. Criteria include user adoption rates, diversity of transport modes integrated, improvements in urban mobility, and contributions to environmental sustainability.

The Micromobility Award

This award recognises outstanding contributions to the expansion and improvement of micromobility options in urban areas. Criteria focus on innovative design, implementation, and management of micromobility services such as e-scooters, bicycles, and e-bikes. Entries should highlight their impact on urban mobility, including increased accessibility, reduction in traffic congestion, and environmental benefits. Special attention will be given to safety, user experience, and integration with existing urban transport networks.

Advanced Fleet Management and Software Innovation Award

This category highlights cutting-edge advancements in fleet management, emphasising the role of software in achieving operational efficiency, sustainability, and safety. It celebrates projects that utilise software solutions for data analysis, route optimisation, and service cost reduction, all while meeting consumer demands and enhancing environmental responsibility. Open to collaborations among vehicle manufacturers, software developers, and fleet managers, entries should demonstrate how software innovations have transformed fleet operations into more agile, flexible, and sustainable systems.

Facilities & Infrastructure 

The Mobility Hub of the Year Award

This award recognises the most innovative and effective mobility hub that facilitates seamless intermodal transportation connections. Criteria include the hub's design and functionality in integrating various modes of transport (public transit, bikes, car sharing, etc.), enhancing accessibility, promoting the use of sustainable transport options, and improving the overall user experience. Submissions should detail the hub's impact on local mobility, its contributions to reducing urban congestion, and its role in supporting a cleaner, more sustainable urban environment.

The EV Charging Infrastructure Award

This category recognises innovative strategies and comprehensive solutions in EV charging infrastructure development, not only in installation but also in the integration of smart technologies, user experience improvement, and sustainability in EV charging networks. Entries should highlight advancements in accessibility, scalability, and resilience of charging infrastructure, including the incorporation of renewable energy sources, battery storage solutions, and advanced network management systems to ensure reliability and efficiency.

The Smart Parking Award

This category celebrates advanced and user-centric parking schemes that optimise urban space utilisation. It focuses on innovative technologies and systems, including IoT, AI, and payment methods, that enhance efficiency and convenience for on-street and off-street parking. Entries should demonstrate creative thinking in addressing parking challenges, improving user experience, and contributing to the reduction of traffic congestion and emissions in urban environments.

The Urban Air Mobility Award

This category recognises forward-thinking initiatives in urban air mobility (UAM) that contribute to decongesting urban spaces and enhancing mobility through air transportation solutions such as drones, air taxis, and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles. Criteria include innovation in UAM technology and systems, integration with existing urban transport infrastructure, safety and regulatory compliance, environmental sustainability, and the potential to improve urban living by offering new, efficient, and cleaner mobility solutions.

Community Impact

The Transport Inclusivity and Accessibility Award

This category recognises exceptional initiatives that significantly enhance the accessibility of urban transportation for individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and those with learning difficulties. It emphasizes not only innovative solutions and technologies but also the depth of engagement and co-creation with affected communities. Projects should showcase effective collaboration with stakeholders and demonstrate tangible improvements in making transportation systems more inclusive, user-friendly, and accessible to all, ensuring that everyone has equal access to urban mobility opportunities.

The Active Travel Award

This category celebrates transformative walking and cycling initiatives that redefine urban mobility, emphasising holistic design and community impact. Entries should showcase a commitment to sustainable development, featuring initiatives such as expanded pedestrian zones, innovative bike-sharing systems, and green corridors that connect people with places in environmentally friendly ways.

The Transportation Education and Advocacy Award

This category honours exceptional contributions in the field of transportation education and advocacy. Criteria include impactful public awareness campaigns, educational programmes, and advocacy efforts that promote sustainable urban mobility, influence policy changes, and foster a culture of smart transportation choices. Submissions should demonstrate the initiative's reach, effectiveness in changing perceptions or behaviors, and contribution to the advancement of sustainable and efficient urban transportation systems.

The Public Transport Award

This category celebrates achievements in the development and implementation of public transport vehicles and projects that significantly contribute to urban mobility, sustainability, and enhanced passenger experiences. It honours initiatives that not only introduce groundbreaking technologies and designs in public transport vehicles but also demonstrate a profound impact on communities through improved accessibility, connectivity, and environmental stewardship.

The Transport Planning Award

This category highlights initiatives that have advanced the profession of transport planning itself, through pioneering practices, research, or methodologies that contribute to the development of sustainable urban transport.

The Future Projects Award

This category spotlights visionary urban transport projects that promise to redefine the future of mobility in cities. It seeks nominations for forward-thinking, sustainable transport solutions still in the conceptual, design, or early construction phase, emphasising their potential to enhance community life, urban design, and environmental health. Entries should showcase innovative approaches to mass transit, pedestrianisation, and smart infrastructure, demonstrating how these projects can significantly improve urban areas for future generations.

Road Users

The Road Safety Award

This category acknowledges pioneering efforts that significantly enhance road safety, focusing on initiatives that showcase innovative design, practice, and technological application. It seeks entries with measurable impacts on reducing accidents and improving safety for all road users. Projects should demonstrate innovation in road safety strategies, including the use of data analytics, AI for predictive safety measures, and community engagement programmes.

The Road User Charging Award

This category recognises ground-breaking approaches to road-user/usage charging (RUC), including tolling, distance- and time-based charging models, and emission-based charging schemes, that significantly improve urban transport ecosystems. It seeks nominations showcasing innovative implementations, widespread acceptance, and successful integration with urban mobility strategies. Projects should demonstrate how RUC schemes lead to reduced vehicular traffic, enhanced public transport systems, and bolstered multimodal connectivity. Emphasis is on creative models that ensure equity, environmental benefits, and smart reinvestment of revenues into sustainable transport infrastructure and services, fostering a more efficient and inclusive urban mobility landscape.

The Road Maintenance Award

This category honours excellence in road maintenance, focusing on innovative practices and technologies that ensure roadways are safe, durable, and efficiently maintained. Criteria include the use of advanced materials, sustainable methods, automation in maintenance tasks, and effective management strategies that minimise disruptions and enhance road longevity. Submissions should demonstrate improvements in maintenance efficiency, cost-effectiveness, environmental sustainability, and contributions to overall road network reliability and safety.

The Traffic Management Award

This category honours outstanding achievements in the field of traffic management, celebrating initiatives that demonstrate excellence in optimising traffic flow, ensuring road safety, and minimising environmental impacts within urban environments. This includes the deployment of cutting-edge technologies, the implementation of innovative traffic management strategies, and the execution of projects that have made a tangible difference in the way cities manage vehicular, pedestrian, and cyclist traffic.

Urban Logistics

The Alternative Fuels Award

This category celebrates the best use of an alternative fuel in individual commercial vehicles or fleets, including those powered by gaseous fuels (hydrogen, natural gas, propane), alcohols (ethanol, methanol, butanol), vegetable and waste-derived oils (HVO), and electricity. Criteria include innovation in vehicle technology, fuel efficiency, reduction in emissions, and contribution to sustainability. Submissions should highlight the adoption rate, environmental impact, and practical benefits of using alternative fuels in urban transportation.




The Last-Mile Logistics Award

This category recognises innovative solutions in last-mile logistics that address operational efficiency, environmental sustainability, and safety enhancements for both the community and logistics personnel. It is open to collaborations between logistics service providers (including 3PLs, integrators, and equipment suppliers) and their customers, highlighting projects that adapt creatively to the challenges of urban delivery. Entries should showcase how these collaborations have led to significant improvements in fulfilment, including urban warehousing, inventory management and delivery processes, to meet the increasing demands of urban populations efficiently and sustainably.



People and Places

The Rising Star Award

This award spotlights young professionals 30 and under who are making significant contributions to sustainable urban mobility and transportation. It celebrates those who show exceptional enthusiasm, innovation, and potential in shaping the future of urban transport systems. Open to individuals at all levels, from apprentices to early career professionals within the sector, this category strives to recognise and encourage the next generation of leaders driving progress in making urban transport more accessible, efficient, and sustainable.





The City or Town of the Year Award

This category recognises wider bodies of work by cities and towns that exemplify excellence in creating integrated, accessible, and sustainable transportation networks. It seeks cities and towns that have successfully combined – in a number of schemes – policy, technology and innovative practices to offer seamless, multimodal urban mobility solutions that are efficient, inclusive, and environmentally friendly. The award highlights the importance of cohesive urban transport networks and the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to enhance the overall quality of life for all residents while addressing the challenges of modern urban living.