Last week was a busy one for the Midland Metro Alliance, where the long-term plans for helping to improve the integrated transport system and regenerate the West Midlands through an extensive tram extension programme were presented at three high profile meetings up and down the country.
On Wednesday 13th September, Interim Midland Metro Alliance Director, Iain Anderson and the Midland Metro Alliance Director, Alejandro Moreno, introduced the alliance to a collection of MPs, Peers and other interested parties at the All Party Parliamentary House of Commons Light Rail Group (APPLRG).
On Thursday 14 September, Iain Anderson presented the approach being taken by the Midland Metro Alliance at a forum on the future of transport policy in Wales. With delegates from the transportation sector, the National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Government and government agencies, Iain was subsequently part of a panel discussing issues around delivering the South Wales Metro and the next steps for the M4.
On Saturday 17 September, Iain Anderson presented the Midland Metro Alliance at the Annual General Meeting of the Light Rail Transit Association which was held at the Custard Factory in Birmingham.
Iain Anderson said: “We were delighted to be able to attend these events and start to raise awareness of the newly formed and unique Midland Metro Alliance. All the groups were extremely interested in our exciting plans and timescales for the tram extensions across the region.”