Consultation launched for West Midlands road safety action plan

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is calling on the region’s residents to help make the region’s roads safer by taking part in a public consultation on its updated Regional Road Safety Action Plan. Building on the Refreshed Regional Road Safety Strategy, launched last year, the action plan is designed set out how we can create […]

WMG launches new national initiative to educate the public on automated vehicles

The research establishment WMG at The University of Warwick has launched an initiative aimed at building public confidence in self-driving technology through a programme of education and engagement. It says PAVE UK, with the Department for Business and Trade, the Department for Transport, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), and Transport for West […]

Work already underway on delivering 2027 ITS World Congress

As the Chair of ERTICO – ITS Europe uses his closing speech at this year’s ITS World Congress in China to repeat the news that Birmingham is Preferred Host for the World Congress 2027, Transport for West Midlands has announced it has already starting work on delivering the event. Dr Angelos Amditis announced Birmingham’s success […]

Connected vehicle experts call for more eCall publicity

A group of connected vehicle specialists from the company VESOS, who are leading work on maximising the value of life-saving eCall technology, are calling for a new drive to publicise the technology, after a survey suggested very low awareness of the in-car safety system. eCall, which has been built into every newly approved car and […]

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 […]

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 […]

ITS World Congress team urge UK to back the bid

The team at Transport for West Midlands who’re working to bring the major ITS World Congress 2027 to Birmingham are urging UK consultants, suppliers and academics to back their bid by writing letters of support to the overall organisers ERTICO. The event takes place under European jurisdiction every three years. It was held in Hamburg […]

£88m plan for bus services across West Midlands

Plans to introduce more transport safety officers and a streamlined fare structure have been included in an £88 million package of measures designed to transform bus services in the West Midlands over the next three years. Further proposals outlined in the region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) will see greater coordination between Transport for West […]

UK’s largest hydrogen bus fleet to be run in the West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) will run the UK’s largest hydrogen bus fleet after £30 million worth of funding has been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT). This follows a successful bid to the Zero-emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) fund to promote cleaner and greener bus transport and will cover the cost of a  […]


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