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West Midlands’ transport system will follow London's lead

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While Westminster was abuzz with all the reshuffle gossip last week, my eyes were immediately drawn to the renewed focus on the levelling up agenda. With a new high-profile cabinet minister in place and a re-named department, it is clear the Prime Minister is intent on delivering the vision he laid out in his speech in Coventry back in July. The location of that speech was no accident – the West Midlands is leading the way when it comes to levelling up.

To us, levelling up is not a new concept. Before the pandemic struck we had moved record numbers of people into work, and even since then we have continued to work with Government to close our region’s skills gap and build a record number of homes. At the heart of this story has been our record investment in public transport, using Government funds and leveraging private investment.

For many of our residents, public transport is........

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