From today, new fare increases will come into force for National Express West Midlands services.
An open day has encouraged people with visual impairments to try out using the buses in a safe environment.
Bus users and drivers are getting together to make sure public transport in our region is easy for everyone to use.
National Express have won £1.4 billion contract to run commuter trains in Germany.
The West Midlands-based firm used to run the East Coast Mainline, until it was nationalised in 2009, because they were losing money.
For years their coaches have ferried people the length and breadth of the country.
Trips to the seaside, students to and from university, grandparents to see their grandchildren.
But now National Express is celebrating its very own landmark after 40 years in business.
It is the 40th anniversary of Birmingham-based National Express. The coach service was launched in 1972 with around 300 coaches in operation across the UK.
Around 17-million journeys are made every year.
National Express and Action for Blind People are hosting an open day to encourage people with visual impairments to try out the buses. Drivers are also being given special glasses which reduce their vision, to make them more aware of the challenges many bus users face.
Martin Hancock works for National Express.
National Express has created a new foundation to support local students, colleges and universities.
The foundation is expected to provide at least £500,000 of funding over the next five years. This will include £10,000 per year to colleges and universities to help students in challenging personal or financial situations.
£30,000 a year will also be given to local community groups working with young people.