National Transport Awards 2023
Transport plays a vital role in the daily lives of people and businesses. From providing easy access to goods and services to enabling people to commute to work, school or other destinations, transport is an essential aspect of modern society. To recognize and celebrate the efforts of individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the transport industry, the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects will be hosting the Malta National Transport Awards.
The scope of the Malta National Transport Awards is to give due recognition to key industry players, innovators, businesses small and large, the public sector, the private sector, NGOs, and individuals who have made a significant contribution in the area of improving the way that we commute, or transport our goods and services.
Transport is a significant sector in our country that faces various challenges for which we need solutions. We need the valuable contributions of all of society to tackle these ever-growing challenges in an ever-evolving landscape and economy.
The awards are free to enter and all proposals will be evaluated by a team of experts and valued according to their contribution to improving transportation and mobility.
The Transport Awards Ceremony aims to achieve the following objectives:
1. To recognize and honor outstanding individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the transport industry.
2. To showcase best practices, innovations, and achievements in the transport sector.
3. To foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among transport professionals and stakeholders.
To raise awareness of the importance of sustainable and efficient transport systems.
The awards ceremony will feature several categories to recognize excellence in various areas of the transport industry. These categories may include:
|Innovation||Projects entered into this category need to demonstrate good results- it could be a project that is the first of its kind in Malta and/or Gozo or a project that has been done before but has been approached differently. Projects should stand out as being that bit different.
|Sustainability||A submission in this category should demonstrate how your organisation has implemented policies to reduce its impact on the environment (for example reduced carbon footprint), supported by clear results. The types of projects that would qualify for this category include the use of alternative vehicle fuels and technologies or freight practices which have resulted in mileage and/or emissions/reductions.
|Modal Shift||An entry in this category should demonstrate developments which have delivered modal shift.
Entries in this category need to demonstrate how particular policies and projects have improved the street environment. Examples of initiatives for this Award include environmental enhancement schemes, pedestrian schemes or parking and warden policies. Before and after photographs help the Judges with this category.
|Infrastructure||Designs being entered into this category should demonstrate good results and evidence the design has potential for flexibility in the future and be environmentally and economically sustainable. Excellence should be demonstrated in innovation, invention, and originality - it could be a design that is the first of its kind in the country and shows that it adds value and stands out above the
|Safety||This category encompasses all aspects of road safety, traffic management and enforcement. Examples of projects that would qualify are speed management, road space reallocation projects (for example bus lanes) and parking enforcement schemes. We will be looking for results such as casualty reductions, improved journey reliability, modal shift, or congestion reduction.
Initiatives to adopt safety measures in transport for safety use, maintenance travel and so on
The Awards are free to enter
Award entries no longer should take the form of a 1000 word essay-style document. You will now be required to submit answers to following questions:
This document should be sent via email on email@example.com.
- Who are we? (max 500 characters)
- Project Initiative or Service Overview (max 2000 characters)
- Key Results / Outcomes / Performance NB: Written as text as opposed to e.g. tabular / graphical. Comparison to previous years or national / regional average encouraged (max 2000 characters)
*characters include spaces
You must link these answers to the criteria for the category you are entering.
Projects forming part of a submission (including improvements to existing schemes) must have been implemented after January 2023 and any results should include the latest data
You may submit the same entry for more than one award category
Award entries must clearly demonstrate the positive results the project/initiative has achieved. These results could, for example, take the form of increased passenger satisfaction levels, improved service reliability, higher carbon savings, increased efficiency, higher patronage growth, increased safety levels etc. The strongest entries will convey results in a statistical manner and show how the results have been measured
If the aim of the project was to provide a solution to an existing problem, make sure you describe the previous situation and the subsequent positive changes and results that have occurred since implementation
In order to make your entry stand out from the others, it is a good idea to highlight any innovative elements contained in the project/initiative
You can upload and include photographs and diagrams if they help to better illustrate your results/achievements, for example, improvements to rail stations or public realm projects may be conveyed more strongly if photographs underpin the written entry
If your project has already won a business award we recommend that you tell us about a different project(s) or make it clear how the projects(s) has progressed since you won the award
Do not supply supporting material unless specified under award category