Midlands leaders are calling for £20 million in Government funding for a region-wide smart ticketing platform.
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A share of £2.4 million has been awarded to seven consortiums to launch 5G-enabled road and rail transport trials across the West Midlands.
The partnership agreement is already in discussion regarding projects where 5G can improve transport and support congestion and emissions reductions in the West Midlands.
The Regional Transport Coordination Centre has been opened in the West Midland to prove a single hub for transport authorities, emergency services and transport operators to manage the network during incidents.
A new sector-based work academy is aimed at the long-term unemployed and provides an insight on what it is like to work in the light rail industry.
A quarter of all bus fares in the West Midlands are now paid for with contactless cards – less than a year after the system was introduced.