New West Midlands mayor outlines bus reform plans

The newly elected West Midlands mayor has given more detail on his plans to reform bus services in the region. A pledge to create a franchise system, to regain control over timetables, routes and fares while private contractors own and run the vehicles, was a key element of Richard Parker’s election campaign, reports the BBC. […]

TfWM: Road Safety Action Plan consultation announced

TfWM will be updating its Road Safety Action Plan in 2024. The document will set out the actions the authority plan to take as a region to halve road deaths and serious injuries by 2030. TfWM want to hear your views on how it can make journeys safer across the region. The public are invited […]

Last bus promise included in new passenger charter in West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and bus operators have made a commitment to deliver a minimum standard of service under the West Midlands Bus Passenger Charter. The charter includes for the first time a ‘last bus promise’ under which passengers whose final bus of the day is cancelled or leaves earlier than usual can claim compensation […]

Plans to make bus journeys more reliable in Solihull to be revealed

Detailed designs for new bus lanes, shelters and junction upgrades on the busy Hobs Moat Road/Lode Lane commuter route in Solihull are being unveiled. The new infrastructure will allow buses to bypass traffic queues between Solihull town centre and the A45 Coventry Road making journeys more reliable, regular and predictable for passengers. It is part […]

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 […]

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