Public transport is very safe. The FOT is here to keep it that way.
The federal government spends over CHF 5 billion annually on public transport and rail freight.
The federal government orders and finances the regional passenger transport together with the cantons.
Many types of transport operate across national borders. International cooperation is therefore one of the FOT’s key tasks.
Public transport must meet the needs of people with disabilities and of travellers with limited mobility due to age by the end of 2023.
The FOT helps to ensure that public transport and rail freight operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
The Confederation wants to make it easier for people to combine different means of transport.
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.