Smart Move Campaign Launched in Switzerland!
The Smart Move campaign was launched in Switzerland today during the celebration of the first Swiss National Bus day, organised by IRU Swiss Member, the Swiss Road Transport Association (ASTAG) to improve the economic and political framework for bus and coach in the country.
During the event, the IRU highlighted that buses and coaches are the answer to sustainable mobility demands and called upon governments to facilitate collective road passenger transport, by implementing policies that support, promote and incentivise a greater use of bus and coach transport at local, national, regional and global level.
As underlined by the Smart Move campaign, the efficiency of bus and coach transport enables over 7 million Swiss to travel more than 150 million kilometres by bus yearly. Additionally, the bus and coach industry employs approximately 8,000 drivers, technicians and administrative staff, while 1,000 employees provide and sell parts for these vehicles offer insurance and carry out inspections in Switzerland.