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An energy- and space-efficient transport system that also caters for the country's social and economic needs is the key to future mobility.
The relentless growth in traffic volumes poses ever new challenges for transport planning and infrastructure. In mastering these challenges, Swiss transport policy firmly adheres to the principle of sustainability, i.e. seeks to deliver efficient, economically viable mobility solutions through the appropriate design of transport infrastructure. In line with the principle of a public service, all population groups and regions are entitled to a well-functioning transport system. Freedom of movement must not become a privilege from which disabled persons or senior citizens, for example, are excluded. At the same time, transport policy must prevent mobility from destroying our natural resources, while also increasing traffic safety. The achievement of these goals requires both the specialist knowledge of individual transport authorities (Federal Roads Office, Federal Office of Transport, Federal Office of Civil Aviation) and a coordinating, interdisciplinary body with an integral view of the transport sector that also contributes physical planning expertise. This is the role of the Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE).
Transport Coordination Conference (TCC)
The TCC is the senior internal coordinating body of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) for the transport sector. It was set up in February 2000 with the following remit:
- Framing of strategic policy on key transport issues; early recognition of problem areas and opportunities
- Proper coordination of transport policy within DETEC
- Integration in transport policy of interdisciplinary environmental, spatial planning and energy issues
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