Long-term strategic planning
The public transport service in Switzerland is of extremely high quality. To maintain this quality in the context of increasingly stringent requirements, long-term strategic planning on a sound basis is essential. We set the course for timely and coordinated development both of transport services and of the infrastructure they require. We work closely together with transport companies and Cantons, and take active part in international committees.
Based on a fundamental vision of how public transport should develop, we also take into account other modes of transport, plus the Cantons' spatial development objectives. This means we contribute to drawing up the Confederation's sectoral plans, taking into account the cantonal structure plans. To realise service and infrastructure planning, we have to balance the differing requirements of long-distance, freight, regional and urban transport. Currently our most intensive area of work is the STEP 2030/35 project.