A summary list of the people projects and organisations on the 2017 Short-List published here at 1300 hours on 12 October.
These are the awards for different types of operator and operation, covering smaller independently owned operators of fleets of less than 100, larger operators in the shire areas and then operators in our major cities. All these are judged separately before the winners compete head-to-head for the coveted title of UK Bus Operator of the Year.
Separately, there is a category for Top National Bus Depot.
This category covers the awards we make for people who work in the industry - as managers, planners or people who deliver customer service day in, day out.
These awards cover the development and implementation of iniatives to improve the delivery of bus services to the general public - and cover such subjects as innovation, environment, infrastructure and marketing. This section also describes our award for transport authority of the year.
These awards are promoted in association with Transport for London, and focus especially on the challenging task of running reliable and high-quality services in the capital.
The finalists for this year's UK Bus Awards competition, analysed by region.