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Network resilience - keeping transport moving

We make sure the transport network in the West Midlands keeps moving. We call this network resilience. Network resilience covers all types of transport with a focus on 6 key areas.

Key Route Network (KRN) - Carolyn Harris

We look after some of the roads in the region to make driving easier. This includes managing the Key Route Network, Regional Road Safety Strategy, Live Labs 2 and the Centre of Excellence for Decarbonising Roads.

Regional Transport Coordination Centre (RTCC), Events & Emergency Planning (EEP) - Antony Sloan

The Regional Transport Coordination Centre (RTCC) helps us manage disruptions, planned and unplanned events to our network. We also monitor CCTV to keep people safe.

Security and Policing - Kerry Blakeman

We are the CCTV of the transport network but also town and city centres where we use Transport Safety Officers (TSOs) and the use of drones support RTCC. We run campaigns to tell people about major roadworks and events. This makes journey planning easier.

Behaviour Change Hub - Claire Williams

We are responsible for travel demand management, behaviour change, network mitigation and active travel. We work with businesses and schools to do this through our Travel Demand and Engagement team.

Transport Skills Academy (TSA) - Michele Roberts

Building the future of the transport sector through our Transport Skills Academy (TSA) which aims to develop high-quality future technical leaders by upskilling the existing workforce and encouraging new entrants into a career in highways and transportation.

Traffic signals, Technology and Design - Andrew Walsh

Supporting upgrading of signals on the network, especially to new technologies.

Transport Network Resilience Plan

We have a Transport Network Resilience Plan. It explains how we’ll keep the West Midlands moving through improvement works.

We created this plan with:

  • Highways England
  • Network Rail
  • local authorities
  • transport operators

The plan will help us improve capacity on our transport network. It will help us build a more reliable, efficient network.

It will also manage demand by encouraging people to:

  • plan ahead
  • making changes to their journeys if needed
  • use public transport wherever possible

The plan is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Regional Road Safety Strategy.