In 1999, following approval of the Alps Initiative, parliament decides on how heavy goods traffic through the Alps is to be moved to the railways. Two years after the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the number of heavy goods vehicle journeys is to be reduced to 650,000. Motorised freight transport peaks in 2000 at 1.4 million journeys, falling to around 1 million by 2015.
« Scenarios are pictures of possible futures. »Center for Futures Research, St. Gallen, Report, p. 2, 30.01.1981