Transport for West Midlands
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), with bus franchising (from May 2017) and highway management powers similar to Transport for London. It is responsible for transport infrastructure and public transport services in the West Midlands metropolitan area, with the remit to develop a network that fully integrates the region's road, rail, bus, and tram systems. TfWM is branded as Network West Midlands for the purposes of public transport information.
Upon creation, TfWM absorbed the functions, responsibilities, assets, and staff of two former organisations: the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (WMITA) and Centro, which was the operating name of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE). The predecessor organisations were dissolved.