Efficient infrastructure with a national focus
Following 2014’s “yes” vote in favour of the project to fund and expand the rail infrastructure (FABI), the FOT took on the leadership of further railway expansion. When extending the railways it is our aim to look beyond the interests of individuals and to plan efficient infrastructure from a national point of view. We analyse where there are bottlenecks, and which projects will have the greatest effect. We are in continuous close contact with our partners, in particular the cantonal authorities and the railway sector. In the approvals process (“planning permissions”) for individual projects of the railway and cableway companies, we ensure that interests are balanced between the project applicants and those who are affected, while also protecting the environment and cultural heritage. This is how we achieve a public transport infrastructure that brings as much advantage to as many people as possible.