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

Audit New cost accounting system - Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss)

The Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss) provides meteorological and climatological services to the public. The annual budget amounts to almost CHF 120 million. MeteoSwiss employs around 348 people. At the request of the General Secretariat of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited MeteoSwiss' cost accounting (CA). As the supervisory authority for air traffic control services, which also includes the MeteoSwiss aviation weather service, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation identified deficiencies in the CA and therefore decided to reduce the chargeable costs for the civil aviation weather service. As a result, MeteoSwiss revised its CA.

Audit number: 22653

Follow-up audit Implementation of main recommendations - Federal Office of Transport/Zentralbahn

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) conducted a follow-up audit on the implementation of its main recommendations made in 2015–2020 at the Federal Office of Transport (FOT) and Zentralbahn (zb). As part of this follow-up audit, six recommendations were followed up on. Of these, four have been fully implemented and two only partly.

Audit number: 22736

Audit Risk management in the Lötschberg base tunnel project - BLS Netz AG

The current Lötschberg base tunnel (LBT) is reaching its capacity limits and is to be expanded. Currently, only about 40% of the tunnel's total length can be used as a two-track line. Parliament approved the partial extension in 2019. BLS was commissioned by the Federal Office of Transport (FOT) to equip the already excavated 14km tunnel between Ferden and Mitholz with railway infrastructure. Investments of CHF 1.05 billion are planned for this. In autumn 2023, Parliament is expected to decide whether the partial extension should be maintained or whether a full extension should be realised. In this case, another 7 kilometres would have to be excavated so that the trains can travel through the tunnel on two tracks. The estimated investment for the full extension amounts to approximately CHF 1.55 billion.

Audit number: 22725