In May 1992, Switzerland and the European Economic Community conclude an agreement on goods transport by road and rail. It includes the NRLA, which has not yet been approved by the Swiss people. It is the last time Switzerland successfully defends the 28-tonne weight limit for heavy goods vehicles. In favouring rail and establishing combined transport, the agreement takes account of the particular political and topographical characteristics of Switzerland. The country now becomes a key player in European transport policy.
« The Transit Agreement circumscribes the infrastructure work to be done, both in Switzerland and in the member states of the EC, to ensure a continuous flow of traffic across Switzerland's borders. »Federal Council, Dispatch on the Transit Agreement, p. 1,058, 13.05.1992