WMCA launches air quality plan

The West Midlands Combined Authority has begun implementing a plan aimed at significantly improving air quality and the health of local people  The plan, initially announced in February, will be delivered with £1 million of government air quality funding. It will include research into the potential to positively impact air quality by reducing speed limits […]

Drones to monitor traffic in the West Midlands

The West Midland’s regional transport managers have been given a new tool to monitor and handle traffic jams – drones. The drones will fly over congestion hotspots and traffic queues at accident scenes or road closures and send live footage to transport managers enabling them to better plan diversions and keep the public informed. Transport […]

Coventry expands on-demand bus service

The pilot of the West Midlands On Demand bus-to-order service in Coventry is being expanded after the council said it proved a success with passengers. For the first time, Transport for West Midlands is also introducing concession pricing for the scheme, with qualifying riders able to travel for half price. The buses can be booked […]

Andy Street pledges to double transport spend if re-elected next month

The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, has promised to double the amount of investment in transport in the region, by securing more government funding, if he is re-elected. Mr Street said said £277 million had been spent during 2020/2021 and that he was looking to bring that investment to more than £500 million […]

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