Transdev has won the Translink 2023 South East QLD Bus Driver of the Year for the second consecutive year with driver Sue Bishop crowned at the Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) Gala Dinner in Cairns.
Now in its fifth year, the awards highlight drivers who have excelled in customer service.
Last night, Sue Bishop was presented the award by Deputy Director General of Translink, Sally Stannard at the QBIC event.
It comes after fellow Transdev QLD driver Kate Addley won the same prize in 2022.
Managing Director of Transdev QLD, Mark McKenzie attended the Gala Dinner and wasn’t surprised by Sue Bishop’s nomination.
“Sue is consistently providing customer service beyond expectations and is held in very high regard with passengers and her fellow colleagues, especially within the Redland island communities,” Mr McKenzie said.
“Many drivers go above and beyond to look after and deliver a great service for customers and these awards are an opportunity for the community to recognise and thank them for their efforts.”
With a professional driving career spanning 55 years, Sue has been driving buses for 33 years, with 11 years spent driving buses for Transdev in Brisbane and she loves life behind the wheel.
“Driving has made my life happier and 99% of the year I’m just as happy to be at work as I am at home,” Ms Bishop said.
Sue’s strong customer focus, friendly smile, and professional service have made her a favourite among commuters and she has a loyal passenger following.
She enjoys a lot of community support from the close-knit Southern Moreton Bay Island community of Macleay Island where she lives and also runs a pet grooming business.
Transdev’s Sue Bishop with Translink Deputy Director-General Sally Stannard.
Transdev Qld’s Operations Manager Tralee Cunningham (L-R) and Head of Business Operations Mark Thatcher with award winning bus driver Sue Bishop and Managing Director Mark McKenzie.
Transdev’s award winning bus driver Sue Bishop on stage at the Qld Bus Industry Council Gala Dinner.