Midlands Connect published its first transport strategy in 2017, and since then has made excellent progress – researching, developing and progressing schemes that will bring the biggest social, economic and environmental benefits to our region.

Despite this success, the world is a very different place now than it was four years ago. To reflect the huge changes we have experienced, including Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic and a heightening climate crisis, we are in the process of refreshing our strategy to ensure we overcome these unprecedented challenges. This updated strategy will be published in late 2021.

In advance of this, we have been collaborating with our partners and key stakeholders to gain a wider understanding of how these huge changes and challenges have impacted policy-making at local, regional and national level.


How can you get involved?

Midlands Connect has outlined the context for its refreshed strategy, focusing on how regional transport and connectivity can help tackle the following challenges:




Combining this with our existing technical programme, we have developed a short summary document ‘Challenges, opportunities and a call for input’. A longer document, with more details, is also available to download.


Become a transport planner for a day

Ever wondered how you would make strategic decisions on transport investment in the Midlands? This is your chance to tell us what measures you would put in place to improve the transport network for the people, places and businesses of our region.

Access the MCSim Tool

2) Respond to our ‘call for input’ questions

Complete our form with the four questions below:

3) Watch and participate in our webinars

In our MC webinar series, you’ll hear from politicians, business leaders and industry experts on our core themes. The webinars in February are:

  • COVID – Build Back Better = 4th February

  • Levelling up = 11th February

  • Decarbonisation = 18th February

Watch the webinars below:


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Birmingham, B3 3HN
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