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 […]

Cycle hires double during first week of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

West Midlands Cycle Hire’s (WMCH) free offer to encourage cycle hire during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has seen over double the amount of bike and ebikes being used during the first week of the scheme compared to an average week. Designed to help manage traffic congestion during the Games and offer more people a […]

Full £1.3 billion transport investment programme confirmed for West Midlands as part of CRSTS

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today confirmed a £1.05 billion grant to transform road, bus, rail, tram, cycling and walking infrastructure across to the West Midlands. The City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) money, topped up with local funding, will deliver £1.3 billion investment over the next five years. West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) leaders […]

West Midlands mayor appoints region’s first ever cycling and walking commissioner

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has appointed a new cycling and walking commissioner to accelerate plans to get more people moving around the region by foot or bike.  Adam Tranter, who has previously volunteered as Bicycle Mayor for Coventry, has taken up the new role after a rigorous recruitment process. The commissioner will […]

West Midlands secures over £1bn funding to drive a green transport revolution

The West Midlands has been handed £1bn funding to expand the regions tram, train, bus and cycle networks and drive a green transport revolution.   The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) secured the money from the government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) fund announced today.  Hundreds of millions of pounds will now be used to kickstart a wide range of projects from new Metro tram extensions to more electric vehicle charging points in a move to decarbonise the region’s […]


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