Swiss infrastructure is quite impressive: not only trains, roads and airports but telecommunication and postal services as well. But this quality should not be taken for granted. It is becoming evident today that many areas have been neglected for too long, especially in road transport. Big investments will be needed to maintain the current level through the coming decades and private sector competition should be part of the mix. Experience shows that basic services can be guaranteed even if some of them are not provided by state-owned or state-affiliated companies.