West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) consists of 8 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and its locally elected politicians. The leadership of the WMCA comes from the Mayor and the leaders of the seven constituent local authorities. The leadership also includes the chairs of the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) which are business-led organisations that help build relationships between businesses and local authorities. Non-constituent authorities, which include the LEPs and ten local councils from across the wider West Midlands region, have reduced voting rights but play a crucial role at board level, helping to inform policy and drive forward the WMCA agenda. As part of the WMCA, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is working towards a fully-integrated transport network that helps our resident’s access work, education, and other services, enables business to grow and create jobs, and reduces congestion and the environmental impacts of traffic. We are very keen to use research, innovation and data to inform our efforts to keep key transport services relevant and well-used, in the context of the many challenges that urban areas like theirs face around growth, inclusion, and well-being.