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Tolls could rise in some Norwegian cities next year

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Higher road tolls in some cities could fund billions of dollars in public transportation.

After the 2019 toll ruckus, a road toll settlement was reached, stating that the state would increase its contributions to the city’s road projects in exchange for the city using some of the funds to reduce tolls. I’m here.

The AP-SP government has changed the agreement to remove the link regarding (reduction) in tolls. This means that the big cities can redistribute the 3.7 billion Norwegian kroner set aside to reduce tolls, reports Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).

These funds can therefore be used for public transport, for example.

“This change means that local governments have more freedom to adjust tolls. It must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis,” the transport ministry said.

Changes may have already been applied from next year. Bergen’s political leadership announced in June that he could bring tolls back to pre-2020 levels to Bergens Tidende. In Oslo, politicians have expressed a desire not to reduce tolls.

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