Team behind £20m Fareham to Gosport bus route wins award

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THE team behind a controversial new bus route has won a national award.

The Eclipse Bus Rapid Transit Service in South East Hampshire was named as a winner at the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT) awards held in London.

The award was given to First and Hampshire County Council for a project judges thought showed outstanding achievement in transport planning which has improved the quality of transport and, or the local environment, through implementation of a specific scheme.

Marc Reddy, regional commercial and business growth director for First, said: ‘This award win is testament to all the hard work that has gone into planning and delivering phase one of the Eclipse BRT Project. Since the Eclipse BRT was officially launched in April 2012 it has been going from strength to strength.’

Councillor Mel Kendal, in charge of transport matters said: ‘The Eclipse BRT scheme is an important breakthrough for South Hampshire, and I am delighted that the innovative delivery of this scheme has been recognised by the CILT for the sustainable benefits it will bring to the community for the long term.’