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Baum und AutosThis section contains SFAO audits related to transport and environmental issues.

Audit Divisional accounts - BLS AG, Busland AG

With turnover of around CHF 1.1 billion, BLS group is the second-largest railway company in Switzerland. Public subsidies account for around 40% of its turnover. For regional passenger transport by rail and road, the Confederation and the cantons jointly order their routes and timetables from BLS, and they pay BLS Group around CHF 190 million annually for costs not covered by ticket revenue.

Audit number: 19343

Audit Implementation of measures related to railway access for the disabled - Federal Office of Transport

The mandate to implement railway access for the disabled in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) has been in place since 1 January 2004. This sets an implementation deadline of end-2023. Implementation in Switzerland is the responsibility of the infrastructure operators, of which there are around 35. The focus to date has been on full structural renovations of railway stations. The stations renovated in line with the law offer quality gains to all travellers.

Audit number: 18376

Audit Subsidies - Federal Office of Civil Aviation

The special financing for air transportation is an instrument that allows the Confederation to provide financial support for measures that concern national aviation. By granting financial assistance, the special financing for air transportation aims to limit the impact of air traffic on the environment, strengthen defences against unlawful acts against aviation (security) and promote a high level of technical safety in air travel. The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has between CHF 45 and 49 million available annually for this purpose, depending on mineral oil tax and surtax receipts.

Audit number: 19375