British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has formally tasked West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) with developing a transport plan for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The plan will "set out a strategic approach to planning and coordination of transport to support the Games", Shapps said in a statement to Parliament.
It is set to outline how spectators, athletes and Games officials and personnel will be transported come Birmingham 2022, as well as detailing how disruption to those conducting unrelated travel can be minimised.
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games Act 2020, passed earlier this year, gives the Transport Secretary additional powers to guarantee the safe and reliable delivery of transport operations during the Games.
It also requires a transport plan, so the document produced by WMCA will carry what Schapps termed "appropriate weight and authority".
WMCA is a collection of 18 local councils serving the West Midlands - the region which includes Birmingham and will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
It is led by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands.
Local authorities in Birmingham and the West Midlands had already been leading transport-related preparations for the Commonwealth Games.
Transport for West Midlands, an offshoot of WMCA which oversees transport in the West Midlands, has already prepared a draft strategic transport plan for Birmingham 2022.
When that document was created, the local authorities estimated that one million people would visit the area during the Games and that there would be more than 12,000 athletes, officials and media members in attendance.
Birmingham 2022 is set to run from July 28 to August 8.
Several transport projects aimed at improving experiences during Games time are due to be completed begore then, including upgrades to University Station - a railway stop serving Birmingham University, which is due to host hockey and squash competitions - and a regeneration scheme for Perry Barr, which continues despite the planned Athletes' Village there being scrapped.