It is expected that public transport in the canton of Graubünden will bear uncovered costs of about 141 million Swiss francs in 2019, to be borne by the public sector. Approximately 135 million of them come from passengers – about 6 million francs of goods, as the canton announced on Thursday. Of these total costs, the Confederation accepts 73% or about 103 million.
The Canton share for the Grisons canton, set by the federal government, amounts to 123.3 million francs for regional passenger transport. The share that Grisons has to take is 20% or around 24.7 million. The canton also purchases additional passenger transport services that are not co-financed by the federal government, the following is said. They amount to CHF 11.3 million in 2019. In addition, there are two million contributions to freight traffic, so the canton must estimate a total of 38.1 million francs in 2019.
The canton, however, assumes that the number is likely to change slightly. This is due to the fact that the command agreement with PostBus Switzerland Ltd was only provisionally concluded because it has to be assumed that the current offer will still show uncovered costs too high, says the Canton. (See above)