Policy

Gery Balmer
Gery Balmer

We are the control room – facing both outwards and inwards

The FOT depends on collaboration with many partners for the planning and implementation of transport policy. My Division provides an important interface: we prepare dossiers for the Department, for Parliament and for the voting public. We draft amendments to legislation and answer citizens’ questions. We exchange views with representatives from the transport industry, ensure that Switzerland’s voice is heard in international transport bodies, and engage actively with the media. Within the Office, the Policies Division is an important control room: it helps the specialist Divisions when they need to prepare technical dossiers for politicians, clarify questions of law or communications, develop management tools, do risk assessment for the Office, and set its objectives for the coming year. We spend every day attuned to the pulse of transport policy, ensuring the best and most efficient public transport.

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