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…
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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.
Regional transport bosses have agreed to continue funding bus services that are regarded as socially necessary, as part of a review of the West Midlands' bus network.
Provided as part of the West Midlands' Bus Service Improvement Plan, the frozen fares will help ease the pressure of the cost-of-living-crisis for people across the region, while also reducing the number of cars on the roads.
Transport for West Midlands’ new multi-operator contactless payment option will allow residents and visitors to benefit from convenient and cost-efficient public transport by simply tapping on and off buses in the region.
With over 13,000 cycles hired during the first seven days of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, riders across Birmingham have clocked up an average distance of over 2km per journey.
By significantly improving connectivity to the wider region, the new extension will support local businesses, as well as provide visitors to the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a convenient and frequent transit service.
New report urges acceleration of zero-emission vehicle usage to avoid missing decarbonisation targets
The Urban Transport Group's new report sets out the challenges city regions face in decarbonising urban vehicles and outlines a roadmap detailing how the journey to net zero emissions by 2050 is achieved through six themes.
The Bus Service Improvement Plan aims to enhance the West Midlands' bus network by increasing service frequency, introducing lower fares and more transport safety officers.
The West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme has attracted well over 2,000 new e-bike users, with more than 8,000 individuals having used the e-bikes over the past six months.
With the help of volunteers with disabilities, WMCA will trial the new journey planning app, which aims to remove barriers on public transport for people with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions.
In order to improve access to transport - as well as to tackle social isolation and improve mental health - National Express has expanded its Ring and Ride door-to-door minibus service in the West Midlands.
On International Women's Day 2022, experts from WMCA and TfWM have published 13 key recommendations to make the UK transport network safer for women and girls.
As part of its commitment to reduce congestion and address the climate change emergency, Transport for West Midlands has expanded its DRT service, West Midlands On Demand, in Coventry.