Movement for Growth
Movement for Growth
Movement for Growth sits alongside the WMCA Strategic Economic Plan as a complementary critical set of policies and plans - providing the overarching approach to the development a transport system into one which is fit for the challenges of economic & housing growth, social inclusion and environment change.
A modern effective, efficient and reliable transport system as envisioned by Movement for Growth forms one of the pillars underpinning the delivery of the WMCA’s key objectives, namely closing the GVA gap in the West Midlands and creating 500,000 new jobs. The plan is based on improvements, year in year out, over the long term to an integrated transport system and is made up of four tiers:
- National and Regional
- Metropolitan (Metropolitan Rail and Rapid Transit Network including Sprint, Key Route Network and Strategic Cycle Network)
- Smart Mobility
The strategy is entirely consistent with and supported by more detailed local transport planning documents such as Solihull Connected and Birmingham Connected. Additional more detailed topic specific polcires and strategies have been developed - such as for Mobility as a Service, Freight, Congestion Management Plan, developing the Key Route Network, Connected & Autonomus Vehicles and other areas including measures to support the young and socially excluded individuals.
Read more about the plan and the Key Route Network here.
2026 Delivery Plan for Transport
To support the delivery of Movement for Growth, the WMCA approved the 2026 Delivery Plan for Transport in September 2017. The plan comprises the Delivery Plan and two supporting sets of documents:
- The 2026 Delivery Plan for Transport
- 16 Corridor Strategies
- Four Dashboards of Schemes
You can find out more below:
Vision for Bus
In the West Midlands, buses play a fundamental role in supporting travel, accessibility and inclusive growth. The Vision for Bus presents a clear vision of what the region requires from its bus network and sets nine bold objectives for improving bus travel in the West Midlands. This will ensure the bus network can adapt and embrace innovation and opportunities to meet current and future travel demand.
Read more about the vision and the nine objectives here.