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First new West Midlands Transport branded buses in operation

The bold new West Midlands Transport (WMT) brand has already been brought to life on trains and trams in the region – now the first branded buses are in operation too. Buses...

West Midlands project to teach connected cars the rules of the road

The West Midlands is one of just seven regions worldwide taking part in a new pilot scheme to teach self-driving cars the rules of the road. Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) currently...

Channel 4 confirms Birmingham is on the final shortlist to be the broadcaster’s new...

Channel 4 has this afternoon (23/07) confirmed Birmingham is on the final shortlist to be the broadcaster’s new national HQ. The broadcaster has selected Birmingham along with Greater Manchester & Leeds as...

A brand for the West Midlands – Transport for West Midlands reveals a new...

Public transport in the West Midlands is to get a brand new look in what is a UK first. West Midlands Transport (WMT) brings a single identity to bus, rail and tram...

Channel 4 urged to make the right move to the West Midlands

The West Midlands Combined Authority has today (11/05) formally launched its bid to bring Channel 4 (C4) to the region. The WMCA submitted its case to the broadcaster for why the West Midlands...

Nextbike has been revealed as West Midlands bike-share operator

The world’s most extensive bike-share operator, nextbike, is bringing 5,000 bicycles to the West Midlands after being chosen to operate the UK’s largest docked bike-share scheme outside of London. Transport for West...

Metro Mayors in joint call for government to review housing funding allocation to city-regions

England’s Metro Mayors met in the city on Tuesday (20/02) to call on the Government for further investment and devolution for their city-regions. The summit was hosted by our very own Mayor...

Birmingham continues bid to become new home to Channel 4 #WMGeneration

Today sees campaigning for Channel 4 to relocate to the West Midlands reach fever pitch. Creatives from across the region are taking part in ‘Social Media Live Day’ which will feature...

West Midlands Combined Authority approve £70 fine for fare dodgers on Midland Metro

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today (08/12) approved plans introduce a £70 penalty charge for passengers travelling on the Midland Metro without a ticket. Members of WMCA gave their backing to...

Change Into Action launches to help people sleeping rough in Birmingham.

An alternative giving campaign is launched today (08/12) to help people sleeping rough in Birmingham. Change Into Action is a pilot scheme, initially in Birmingham, with the potential to expand across the...

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