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Transport

All the latest national transport news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

National Express signs landmark deal with Highways Agency

Coach giant on the right road to ease congestion after agreeing deal to receive early warnings of congestion to enable evasive action

Natalie Bennett leader of the Green Party in England and Wales

Voters want "big changes" - and only the Greens can deliver, says party leader Natalie Bennett

The Green Party want to tax the rich, tax supermarkets and nationalise the railways. As she prepares for their annual conference in Birmingham, party leader Natalie Bennett tells the Birmingham Post why voters are going Green.

Birmingham Midland Metro

Terry Grimley: It's long overdue – but does it go far enough?

After years of delays and frustration the Midland Metro is enjoying a growth spurt. But with funding still constrained, how far can it go, asks Terry Grimley

Green transport schemes receive £3 million funding boost

Package of Birmingham and Solihull transport initiatives will strive to boost economic growth and cut carbon

Bad parking at Centro's car parks

West Midlands rail station commuters to be fined £60 for bad parking

Offenders will have 28 days to pay the fine or see it double to £120, but will have the right to appeal

An artist's impression of proposals for the HS2 Interchange Station near Birmingham Airport

HS2 'could damage priceless exhibits.... and help robbers'

Museum Trust and Post Office petition Whitehall over fears effect of new high-speed rail system could have on city's buildings

Mohammed Fiaz (Barclays), Sara Owrid (Calderhead), Kate Icke, accountant for Calderhead, Nadeem Khan (Barclays)

Calderhead expands with Barclays funding

Redditch-based Calderhead Refrigerated Transport has purchased the 1.5 acre site on Little Forge Road which will enable the company to further expand its services.

Drivers urge slow down in move to introduce 20mph limit

Seventy per cent of motorist believe drivers should be consulted before limits are imposed, says AA research

ICE Awards 2014

Institution of Civil Engineers 2014 West Midlands Awards

Digbeth business leaders outline concerns over HS2 in letter to Birmingham Post

Calls for Paternoster Place – a major promenade linking the city core with Eastside – to be fast-tracked to stop Digbeth from being cut off

Rotala to take legal action against National Express

Birmingham bus operator says claim relates to loss of revenue in contracted services division

The Sahara sands and smog that enveloped Birmingham city centre and much of the country last week

Jobs, growth and a clear vision on cutting carbon

It's not just the growing cities of China and India that are facing rising levels of city centre smog, pollution and congestion.

UK Mail in Birmingham

New board director as UK Mail chief hails company investment

Birmingham-based UK Mail to announce solid results as CEO prepares for 'transitional year'.

Great Charles Street, Queensway.

Speed limits set to rise on key Birmingham roads

Main routes such as the Middle Ring Road could see 30mph sections changed to 40mph in a bid to speed up commuter traffic

Congestion charge was one of the subjects of a public consultation into Birmingham city centre transport

Commuters reject congestion charge idea for Birmingham

A survey found just 12 per cent of those asked supported making people pay extra to use the city centre roads

Smallbrook Ringway and Birmingham city centre in 1969.

How the West Midlands became the driving force behind an urban revolution

England's obsession with the motorcar has transformed the landscape of our towns and cities forever. Sarah Probert reports

Centro

Work starts on extra car park at Birmingham Yardley Wood station

The car park at Yardley will provide 56 extra spaces in addition to the 100 already available

Priory Queensway in Birmingham is a buses only lane.

Council urged to pay back 'unfair' bus lane fines in Birmingham

Pressure mounts after Essex County Council agrees to refund £1m of its bus lane fines

170-year-old rail track could be re-opened to create link to HS2 line

Chinese ready to stump up £280m to put thousands of people within minutes of high speed interchange

Virgin Trains runs the West Coast Main Line with Stagecoach

Virgin Trains and Stagecoach seek new terms for West Coast Mail Line franchise

Earnings on London to Birmingham rail service fall by 80 per cent

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor