5.6 billion kroner of state funding secured for public transport in the Oslo area

Oslo MetroPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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The state, Viken and Oslo, and three Viken municipalities have today entered into an agreement on extra state funding for the urban growth agreement for the Oslo area.

The agreement means a new NOK 2.6 billion for reduced tolls, NOK 2.6 billion for better public transport services, and NOK 464 million for lower ticket prices, the Ministry of Transport and Communications announced.

“The urban growth agreement that was entered into last autumn promotes green urban development, efficient land use, and better everyday travel. 

“The state already contributes more than NOK 16.5 billion to the urban growth agreement. The supplementary agreement means that the state puts an additional NOK 5.6 billion on the table,” Minister of Local Government and Modernization Nikolai Astrup noted.

Low-pollution vehicles will have lower toll rates, and the money will go to the Fornebu line and a new signaling system for the metro.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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