Bus services secured in West Midlands until the end of 2024

Bus services across the West Midlands will continue to operate at near current levels until the end of 2024 with a £40m funding package. This is following an agreement between Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and the bus operating companies, including National Express West Midlands and Diamond Bus. Under the agreement TfWM, which is part of the […]

TfWM announce changes to bus tickets across West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has announced a reform of the bus network in the West Midlands to ‘simplify’ fares and ticket ranges. Transport for West Midlands worked with bus operators, local authorities and community leaders to bring in the changes. It said research had revealed that the bus ticketing range and fare structure were […]

Mobilleo MaaS platform chosen to power new TfWM travel app

Leading multi-platform technology company FOD Mobility Group has been appointed by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to help design, develop and deliver a new wide-ranging mobility as a service (MaaS) app. The region-wide travel app will be powered by the Yorkshire-based tech firm’s Mobilleo MaaS platform, giving residents and visitors in the West Midlands access to all transport modes […]

TfW to use AI technology to improve bus network

Transport for Wales (TfW) has announced it will use an AI-powered software platform to help improve Wales’ bus network and make services more efficient and sustainable. AI-powered operations platform, Optibus will digitalise Wales’ bus network and replace traditional manual methods with artificial intelligence, optimisation algorithms, cloud computing and rapid scenario generation. TfW say the ability […]

Issues raised at the Transport Technology Forum conference discussed on Highways Voices

We get the views of six different experts and users of transport technology in today’s Highways Voices, as we chat to people at the Transport Technology Forum Annual Conference in Leeds. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! One of the ITS industry’s leading experts Andy Graham is […]

Wolverhampton bus station “one of UK’s most accessible transport hubs”

Wolverhampton has become one of the UK’s most accessible bus stations after joining New York and Barcelona in testing the latest, inclusive technology. Transport for West Midlands has unveiled new smart codes at Wolverhampton Bus Station, giving passengers immediate access to wayfinding details and live travel information on their mobile phones. The six-month trial is […]

Transport academy launched to bridge growing skills gap

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has launched a Transport Skills Academy, in an effort to close the region’s existing transport skills gap. Key projects such as HS2 and TfWM’s own £1.3bn, five-year infrastructure investment programme means there will be an unprecedented demand for skilled workers and therefore the WMCA says it wants to ensure the […]

TfWM launches new mini-transport hub for ‘eco-friendly’ travel options

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has unveiled a new mini-transport hub which is designed to bring together eco-friendly travel options such as e-scooters, pedal bikes and electric vehicle charging points to neighbourhoods, and local centres. The hub is made up of a collection of modular components which can be assembled to reinvent how we use […]

Transport for West Midlands appoints interim managing director

Anne Shaw has been announced as the interim managing director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). Previously director of network resilience at TfWM for almost four years, Ms Shaw is highly experienced at managing large scale and complex transport projects. During this time she has been responsible for ensuring residents, businesses and visitors are informed […]


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