The Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) Congestion Management Plan was approved today by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) board.
TfWM, which is the transport delivery body for WMCA, has designed the ambitious ten-point plan to set out how it intends to:
- Invest in roads - including introducing bus lanes and improving road surfaces
- Push for greater traffic management powers, including managing offences on the key route network
- Invest in technology, such as intelligent traffic lights and cameras, to monitor and manage traffic
- Deliver a Regional Transport Coordination Centre (RTCC) to manage all travel disruption during major events and incidents in partnership with Highways England and West Midlands Police
- Work with the Police and Crime Commissioner to improve road safety across the region
- Build capacity on the transport network, including investing in new train and tram stations and accelerating the launch of bus rapid transport, Sprint, in time for the Commonwealth Games
- Invest in a ‘super portal’ where all travel disruption information can be accessed in one place
- Coordinate the delivery of the transport investment programme
- Make better use of the M6 Toll during major events and incidents
- Deliver a marketing campaign which encourages people to change their travel behaviours
A business case for delivering the plan will now been drawn up and presented at a future board meeting.
Read the Congestion Management Plan
Watch Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and Cllr Roger Lawrence, WMCA portfolio holder for transport, explain the Congestion Management Plan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZBwpSqf1Ms&feature