People with disabilities have the same needs for and rights to independent mobility as people without impairments.
The Swiss Federal Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against People with Disabilities (DDA) and its ordinances have been in force since 1 January 2004. The act holds that public transport must be adapted to the needs of passengers with disabilities by end 2023 at the latest. With a view to demographic developments in our society, this is a project which will benefit not only younger people with a permanent disability, but also a significant proportion of all public transport users: as people get older, most will develop impaired sight, hearing or mobility. In addition, younger people without impairments will be pleased if using public transport with a pushchair or with heavy luggage becomes easier. And: who has never been temporarily disabled by an injury?