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22/03/2017 - WMCA's transport arm to take direct control of Midland Metro services

Decision will see Transport for West Midlands bring operations 'in house' as major expansion of tram network gets underway 


20/03/2017 - New look smartcard rolled out to thousands of rail passengers

Transport for West Midlands to switch 9,000 nTrain direct debit customers from paper tickets to Swift


17/03/2017 - West Midlands Combined Authority gives £53m to Black Country LEP for brownfield clean-up projects

The West Midlands Combined Authority has awarded £53m to a programme to help landowners and developers redevelop former industrial land in the Black Country.


17/03/2017 - Independent chair sought for key WMCA position

Investment Board will be responsible for overseeing decisions using millions of pounds of authority funding.


14/03/2017 - WMCA makes investment towards £5.5m development of former Birmingham factory site

A West Midlands Combined Authority investment fund is backing the rebirth of a landmark former Birmingham factory site.


09/03/2017 - WMCA welcomes Midlands Engine Strategy announcement by Chancellor Philip Hammond

There are big wins for the West Midlands in the Midlands Engine Strategy announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond.


08/03/2017 - WMCA welcomes findings of Inclusive Growth Commission

WMCA chair Cllr Bob Sleigh welcomes a think tank report calling for a new deal between Whitehall and local authorities.


07/03/2017 - West Midlands Combined Authority growth company scheme gets ministerial support

The creation of a West Midlands Combined Authority growth company to market the region and boost investment wins the backing of DCLG minister Sajid Javid MP.


06/03/2017 - Boost mental health awareness and suicide prevention with ‘Walking Out of Darkness’

WMCA Mental Health Commission announces Walking Out Of Darkness - a charity awareness raising event for mental health and suicide prevention.


23/02/2017 - HS2 go-ahead to power West Midlands renaissance

The news that Royal Assent is to be granted for the high-speed rail route between London and the West Midlands has been welcomed.