More flexibility for the whole family.
Urs-Peter Menti spends around four hours on the train. Every day. He usually commutes from Wollerau, where he lives, to Lucerne. It would be almost twice as fast by car. But that does not matter to him. “Sitting behind the wheel is lost time. I can work on the train,” he explained. “Reading texts and answering e-mails – I don’t know when I’d do that otherwise.”
Urs-Peter Menti is head of the Institute of Building Technology and Energy at the University of Lucerne. In this role he travels all over Switzerland to attend meetings. He uses the train and bus for all long journeys, especially when visiting cities such as Basel, Bern and Zurich. He finds traffic congestion and the tiresome hunt for parking spaces a nuisance. That’s why he uses public transport. Menti has held a GA travelcard for over 20 years. A year ago he supplemented it with a SBB Green Class mobility package.
The whole family benefits.
Since then he has also had his own electric car – a BMW i3. This means he can also use the P+Rail parking spaces at railway stations. “It’s the ideal combination for me. While I still mainly use the train, the electric car is very handy for short and medium journeys. The whole family benefits from it. My wife and son can also use the car. It means we’re all more flexible,” added Menti.
He has taken a real shine to the electric car. “I don’t want any other type of vehicle now. Driving is enjoyable and I feel better than when I drove a petrol car.” Menti also appreciates the convenience of the SBB Green Class package. “I’m more flexible and the entire package is provided by a single source. Especially with the car, I’m pleased I no longer have to deal with insurance, registration plates, tyre changes and servicing.”