The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility (SCCER Mobility) aims at developing the knowledge and technologies essential for the transition of the current fossil fuel based transportation system to a more sustainable one, featuring minimal CO2
The Swiss Association of Transportation Engineers is launching, supporting and monitoring research projects. These projects are then funded by the State (i.e. by the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication - UVEK).
Research commissioned in this programme includes Economics and Social Research on transport economics, transport modelling, transport costs and prices, behaviour and attitudes issues and the underpinning social research. The programme has links with other areas such as land-use planning and includes
In recent years, the development of traffic has lead to an attainment of the maximum capacity of transport infrastructure in Switzerland. Therefore there is discussion of extending the road network as well as railway infrastructure. On the other hand, technological development also allows the use of
Within the Basis for the Message on Education, Research and Technology 04-07 (BFT-Botschaft 04-07), the Federal Council of Switzerland has launched 12 federal research programmes during the period of 2004-2007. Two research programmes concern the transport sector: 'Sustainable spatial development
The Federal Council launched the programme in 1987 by request of the Swiss city union and agents of the public transport enterprises. Its intention was to realise the aim of the Federal council of qualitative growth of densely populated areas.