The Infras research consultancy presents its report to the Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy in August 1988. It concludes that the NRLA makes sense provided the «rail with road» policy is adopted. It advocates an internationally coordinated approach and a shift from road transport to rail. Federal Councillor Adolf Ogi, the head of the Transport Department, takes the arguments on board. The report exerts a profound influence on the discussions that follow.
« It must be possible to achieve this political decision. »Infras, Feasibility study for the new rail links through the Alps, p. V-1, August 1988