Mobility Pricing – pros and cons

While many experts argue that mobility pricing would be the optimal solution to resolve the congestion problems in urban and sub-urban areas, it is often very difficult to find suitable places which would implement it without trials that display the effects. Trials on the other hand are often not carried out or postponed as there … Continue reading Mobility Pricing – pros and cons

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Share of responsibility in railway operations

Today, the Swiss newspaper Sonntagszeitung published an Article on profitability of railway routes within Switzerland. The article was published in the environment of growing discussions if the Swiss intercity railway transport should be opened up to additional players (BLS and SOB). The main questions in the article was which railway lines are profitable and which … Continue reading Share of responsibility in railway operations

Why small transport projects might be much more important than large infrastructure investment

In Switzerland, planners estimate that there will be a transport capacity shortage in the mid/long term. This is why, alternative modes of transport are analyzed such as the Cargo Sous Terrain (-> see project page). Today, the federal council announced in this article that they will adapt the regulation so that a project such as … Continue reading Why small transport projects might be much more important than large infrastructure investment

We are still not making a turn towards the electric car

Today, the Bundesamt für Statistik published their 2015 data regarding newly introduced cars. What seems interesting to me is that even though there are policies in place and general public support for the electric car, the number of newly introduced electric cars is still very little. While the statistic shows that less very powerful vehicles … Continue reading We are still not making a turn towards the electric car