The Fernbus is not a competition for the train, it is enriching the market

Recently, I took my first long haul bus connection in Western Europe and was positively surprised. As I am sitting now in a ÖBB Railjet, heading from Austria towards Switzerland, I am reflecting on that experience, the pros and cons and what it could mean for the rail bound mass transportation. Due to timing and, … Continue reading The Fernbus is not a competition for the train, it is enriching the market

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