Birmingham is set to receive £70 million in funding to develop four new cross-city bus routes, aimed at improving reliability, streamlining commutes and making public transportation more attractive to passengers.
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An agreement between TfWM and major bus operators ensures the continued operation of bus services, averting potential cuts following the ending of UK government COVID-19 support funding.
Beryl's e-scooter hire scheme in Birmingham will offer an initial fleet of 200 e-scooters, with plans to add 700 more by September 2023, focusing on safety features and seamless integration with other transportation options.
Coventry's major development area is set to receive a sustainable transport boost with funding secured for new cycling, walking and bus routes, promoting greener travel options.
TfWM's trial in Walsall, West Midlands, sees a remotely launched drone providing transport managers with real-time traffic updates, potentially revolutionising traffic management and optimising traffic flow in the town centre.
Kerry Blakeman, Head of Security and Policing at Transport for West Midlands, discusses the transformative impact of drone technology on enhancing public safety and their pivotal role in re-defining traditional approaches to security and protection.
As part of the region's push towards providing more affordable and environmentally friendly transport alternatives, Beryl will deliver the West Midlands' new e-scooter hire scheme from June 2023.
James Bullen, MaaS Project Lead at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), discusses the intricacies of developing Mobility-as-a-Service systems that works seamlessly across all transport modes with Intelligent Transport’s Leah Hockley, and explains why it is reaching such an exciting point for the industry.
In line with TfWM's strategy to improve passenger accessibility, Wolverhampton Bus Station's trial of smart codes aims to provide customers with immediate access to wayfinding details and live travel information on mobile phones.
While Birmingham's e-scooter scheme is paused, the city's residents can use the West Midlands Cycle Hire as an alternative, as TfWM and Birmingham City Council explore new options and safety considerations.
In addition to supporting customers amidst the cost-of-living crisis, the fare freeze will encourage more residents and visitors across the West Midlands to travel using the tram network.
A total of 26 bus services of the 39 that had been at risk of withdrawal have been saved, following a six-week review which looked at passenger demand, value for money for the taxpayer and availability of alternative services in the area.
POLIS Network's Isobel Duxfield shares her thoughts on the gender imbalance within the transport industry, and provides exclusive insight into the SUM4All project, which is working to produce a practical guide to and toolkit for the essential changes which need to be made to secure greater female participation in the…
The 50 new National Express electric buses are the first of up to 300 new vehicles that are due to arrive over the next three years, as work continues to make Coventry the UK’s first all-electric bus city by 2025.
The trial merger of West Midlands Bus On Demand and Ring & Ride will run throughout 2023 and will provide customers of both services with access to more vehicles, longer hours of operation and wider coverage.