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Safety

Public transport is very safe. The FOT is here to keep it that way.

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Financing

The federal government spends over CHF 5 billion annually on public transport and rail freight.

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Regional Passenger Transport

The federal government orders and finances the regional passenger transport together with the cantons.

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International coordination

Many types of transport operate across national borders. International cooperation is therefore one of the FOT’s key tasks.

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Accessibility in public transport

Public transport must meet the needs of people with disabilities and of travellers with limited mobility due to age by the end of 2023.

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Environment

The FOT helps to ensure that public transport and rail freight operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

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Multimodal Mobility

The Confederation wants to make it easier for people to combine different means of transport.

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Planning approval procedure

Buildings and installations regarding railways, trams, trolley buses, cableways and (inland) navigation, require planning approval from the FOT. This is equivalent to a construction permit.

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