Business leaders in the Midlands yesterday launched a major plan outlining the region's strategy for combating congestion.
The Transport Delivery Action Plan contains timetables for the implementation of the Midlands' largest transport schemes, including the widening of parts of the M6, building a modern New Street station and extending the Midland Metro.
The plan was produced by the West Midlands Regional Assembly's Transport Partnership, whose membership includes the West Midlands Business Council.
It is the first document to publicly state which agency is responsible for each project, how much the projects will cost, and when they should be completed.
WMBC executive director James Watkins said: "We now have a document which clearly outlines all the major projects that are being carried out to ease congestion in the Midlands.
"This is almost certainly a first for the Midlands and I would congratulate the Regional Assembly for the good work they have done in producing the document.
"This will certainly help to end confusion regarding transport projects which are so important to the region's economy."
The plan was produced with the support of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Brian Summers, business member of the Assembly, said: "With public agencies responding to demands to tackle the transport crisis, business hopes that the regional confusion surrounding responsibility to tackle the congestion blackspots should now be over."
Partnership member Bruce Undy, from the Federation of Small Businesses, said: "Business believes, in this General Election year, that all of the political parties must respond to this action plan by making adequate transport investment a clear objective for the sake of UK plc."