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 […]

West Midlands Combined Authority allocates funding to projects to expand and decarbonise transport links, support green skills, and develop zero carbon homes

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed off on a £1.2bn budget, including funds to help the region cut carbon emissions, roll out a more sustainable transport system, and deliver a regional Plan for Growth that aims to achieve net zero by 2041 – nine years ahead of the government’s national target. Alongside hundreds […]

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 […]

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 […]


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