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Meld. St. 33 (2016–2017)

National Transport Plan 2018–2029

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4 A transport system that is safe, enhances value creation and contributes to a low carbon society

4.1 Main objectives and challenges for the transport system of the future

The National Transport Plan 2018–2029 describes how the Norwegian transport sector in the coming twelve years will work towards the overall objective, which is:

A transport system that is safe, enhances value creation and contributes to a low-carbon society.

This objective describes the 2050 transport horizon and provides the framework for the resource allocation for the 12 year period.

The transport system is of great importance to both people and businesses. Good mobility ensures an easier everyday life and freedom to settle wherever you wish, with access to goods and services, education opportunities, employment and recreational activities. The quality of the transport system is crucial to business competitiveness.

We are living in, and must plan for, a changing world. Population trends, settlement patterns, development of industry and trade have always been important preconditions for the design of the transport system. According to Statistics Norway, the Norwegian population will increase to more than six million shortly after 2030 and will pass seven million in 2060. Projections indicate that the growth in transport volumes for passengers and freight will continue towards 2050, but will be unevenly distributed between the different modes of transport. The transport modes have different characteristics. The best way to accommodate for this growth in transport volume will therefore depend on the location and type of travel and freight in question.

Figure 4.1 A set of transport policy objectives

Figure 4.1 A set of transport policy objectives

Our everyday lives are becoming increasingly digitalised. Technological advances are taking place at a rapid pace and new solutions will affect our transport system in the near future. To meet the challenges and opportunities that arise from rapid technological development in the transport sector, the National Transport Plan underlines the need for strengthened efforts in research, innovation and demonstration activities. At the same time, international cooperation is needed, both with regard to R&D and standardisation/regulation. The latter is vital in order to facilitate a safe and fast deployment of new solutions. For Norway, cooperation with the EU and also between the EU and the rest of the world is important for staying ahead in this field.

It is also clear that climate change will put more pressure on the transport system, and we will therefore need a more robust infrastructure. The transport system is vulnerable to a changing climate.

In the preparatory work for this plan, a great effort has been made to analyse what can be achieved within the economic framework. Cost/benefit analysis provides a systematic overview of the monetised and non-monetised effects, and represents an important benchmark for the decision-making processes. This type of analysis also reveals the costs of prioritising differently.

The Transport Policy Objectives have been an important basis for the Government’s priorities in this plan. The Government aims to achieve a balanced goal attainment. This entails making priorities in such a way that the resource allocation contributes towards the three main goals and the associated goals for the planning period.

4.2 The plan is ambitious and requires considerable funding

The transport sector has been highly prioritised in this governmental period, and there has been a considerable growth in transport investments. The great challenges and demands facing us require the Government to increase efforts even more. In order to build a more modern transport system that will meet future demand, a budget frame of 933 billion NOK is allocated for the twelve year period. In addition, 131 billion NOK income is expected from road tolls – bringing the total up to approximately 1 064 billion NOK. Average annual budget expenditure will be 77.7 billion NOK, an increase of 37 per cent compared to 2017. This implies very high government funding in the transport sector.

Table 4.1 Government and other funding. Annual average. Million NOK. 2017 price level.

Budget 2017

NTP 2018–2029

Roads

35 100

44 669

Railroads

18 272

26 578

Coastal affairs

1 485

2 644

Specific transport measures aimed at urban areas

1 806

3 445

New NTP- measures1

-

412

Sum government funding

56 663

77 748

Other funding (estimated)

8 500

10 900

1 Partial government funding of airports in Bodø and Mo i Rana and measures aimed at implementing new technologies.

The funding framework that the government proposes is at a considerably higher level than in the National Transport Plan for 2014–2023. The government proposes to increase the funding frames by 253 billion NOK compared to a continuation of the level in 2017. Changes in macroeconomic conditions, project costs or expenditure towards other fields in society will influence the timing and implementation of the plan.

Main investment projects

The Government will develop efficient transport corridors and invest more than 400 billion NOK in roads, railways, coastal infrastructure and aviation in the period 2018–2029. These investments will help solve the challenges we face today, but they are also building blocks for the transport system of the future. In and between the larger urban areas we will boost rail, in particular in the InterCity area in central and eastern Norway, but also in the Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger areas. Inner InterCity comprises the stretches from Oslo to Hamar, Sarpsborg and Tønsberg, while Outer InterCity comprises the stretches further to Lillehammer, Halden and Skien. The new Ringerike Line will be a part of the InterCity area. A dedicated freight package will improve rail freight transport.

Mobility will improve considerably and the distances between regions will be shortened by projects replacing ferries and other large road projects which reduce travel time. Important new measures concerning sea transport and aviation will be implemented. Some of the larger projects are listed below:

Two projects will be built jointly for road and rail:

  • E16 Skaret – Hønefoss and the new Ringerike Line

  • E16 and double rail tracks Stanghelle – Arna

Rail projects:

  • Inner InterCity: Double tracks from Oslo to Hamar (Åkersvika), Fredrikstad (Seut) and Tønsberg in 2024. Track extension to Sarpsborg in 2026

  • Outer InterCity: Double tracks from Oslo to Porsgrunn (Eidanger) in 2032 and to Halden and Lillehammer in 2034

  • Improved passenger rail services in the Oslo area, on the Voss, Jær and Trønder Lines through smaller schemes (Ruteplan 2027)

  • Building start for the new tunnel under Oslo

  • Planning start for the Grenland Line

  • Electrification of the Trønder and Meråker Lines

Road projects:

  • E39 Rogfast

  • E39 Ådland – Svegatjørn (Hordfast)

  • E39 Ålesund – Molde (Møreaksen)

  • E18 Vestkorridoren – from Lysaker to Slependen

Maritime projects:

  • Stad ship tunnel

  • Borg Port

  • Port and fairway project Longyearbyen

  • Andenes fishing port

Aviation projects:

  • Relocation of Bodø Airport

  • New airport in Mo i Rana

In total 155.9 billion NOK has been allocated to investment projects through The Norwegian Roads Administration. A further 61.7 billion NOK has been allocated to projects in the portfolio of Nye Veier ltd. 183.2 billion NOK has been allocated to rail investments, including 18 billion to the rail freight package. Altogether 43 large road and rail projects, each with a project cost of more than 3 billion NOK will be started, and 25 of those will be completed by the end of the period. In addition, 24 billion NOK have been allocated to local public transport projects in the four major urban areas (50 per cent government funding).

In addition to large investment projects, funds are also allocated to smaller measures that will improve roads, rail hubs and stations and fairways. 1.5 billion NOK/year has been allocated for such measures for roads – close to a doubling compared to 2017. There will be a tenfold increase in the funds for urban growth agreements. More than 1 billion NOK/year will be allocated to minor rail measures; technical measures, safety and environmental measures and improvement of stations and hubs. 240 million NOK/year is allocated to measures along the coast.

This plan gives Norway incentives to test new ideas. Attention will be paid to the rapid developments in technology and allow for the right decisions to be made at the right time when mega investments in the transport system are to be carried out. We welcome the opportunities that arise from the new technologies. In order to foster such developments, the Government will:

  • Provide the appropriate infrastructure.

  • Have a flexible approach towards regulatory issues. Regulations must not be an obstacle to innovation.

  • Actively use measures such as taxation and public procurement to promote innovative technological solutions.

  • Participate actively in international cooperation in this area, to support standardisation measures and to avoid fragmented solutions that do not work across borders.

  • Actively support technological pilot projects.

  • Increased focus on the provision of relevant and up-to-date knowledge, with a view to understand how technology can help achieve policy objectives in the transport sector.

Digitalisation and new technologies will almost certainly result in a radical change in the way we plan our trips, how we travel and the impact transport has on the environment and climate. Grasping the opportunities the new technologies offer is vital for achieving the objectives and goals for the transport sector. This will increase efficiency and reduce emissions. The Government proposes to spend 1 billion NOK throughout the 12 year period on innovation, pilot scheme activities, R&D and a competition for Smarter Transport in Norway. Pilot-T, a competition arena for innovation, pilot projects and R&D, will facilitate testing new solutions in practice. In order to stimulate innovation and development in the public transport sector, we will also invite the 18 county councils and the City of Oslo to compete in developing smarter transport in Norway. The idea is to allocate 100 million kroner to 1–3 winning bids. In addition, the transport administrations and Avinor will carry out investments in new technology for different purposes.

Furthermore, the Government proposes a pilot scheme for an alternative core network in order to secure robust electronic communication services. Electronic communication is a prerequisite for the transport system of the future.

High-quality electronic communication promotes increased productivity and a simpler everyday life. Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the way electronic communication services are produced and, not least, in how people use the services. Access to and use of broadband in both the private and corporate market continues to grow. Mobile broadband and use of electronic communication services on public transport will become an increasingly important element of broadband policy, and mobile broadband providers are currently rolling out better coverage along roads and railway lines.

Electronic communication service providers carry assets of great value to others. Electronic communication networks and services must be highly secure and robust against outages and attacks. Norway’s electronic communication networks are now more secure and more stable than ever before. At the same time, society’s ever increasing demand for electronic communication networks and services makes security and emergency preparedness vitally important aspects of the work of the electronic communication authority. Changes in electronic communication networks and threats against communications must be followed by changes in the way we maintain security in our electronic communication systems. Moreover, sound protection of privacy in electronic communication is vital for public confidence in electronic communication services.

4.3 Better mobility for people and goods throughout the country

Making adaptations in order to achieve efficient and predictable transport solutions is vital for a well-functioning society where value can be created. This is reflected in one of the main transport policy objectives, which is better mobility for people and goods throughout the country.

A reliable and accessible transport system

In order to ensure mobility throughout the country we must make a number of efforts, from providing adequate capacity in urban transport systems to making roads along the fjords safe from avalanches. The transport system should be accessible and reliable all year round.

The infrastructure and transport supply will be further developed in order to address the transport needs of the population and businesses. By prioritising measures that reduce travel times, the Government underlines the importance of linking regions together. The development of infrastructure and improved public transport will expand housing and labour market regions. Ensuring good accessibility and universally designed travel chains and making travel planning easier with better use of information technology are important tasks.

Central aspects of the plan are building and improving the railway network within and around the largest urban areas in order to improve conditions for passenger transport and facilitating rail freight transport. The planned development of fairways and navigation services will facilitate a more efficient and safe sea transport.

The Government will continue to contribute to the rehabilitation and renewal of county roads as an important step to achieve a comprehensive quality in the road system. The standard of the transport system is important and the Government is determined to put an end to infrastructural decay. Funding will be allocated to the renewal of roads and railways in order to stop parts of the decay within 2029. Renewal projects will also be carried out along the coast to eliminate decay of the navigation infrastructure within the first six year period. In addition, significant parts of the decay of molos and quays will be corrected within 2029. The Government will facilitate a future-oriented airport structure and secure countrywide transport services through procurement of services by rail, air and the Bergen–Kirkenes coastal route. The commitment in the High North will be continued through ensuring a reliable transport network, cross-border connections and ongoing cooperation with the relevant nations.

Figure 4.2 Schoolchildren in Oslo expressing their views to the Minister of Transport and Communications

Figure 4.2 Schoolchildren in Oslo expressing their views to the Minister of Transport and Communications

Photo: Tor Livius Midtbø

A transport plan for children and youth

In addition to the long-term perspective for the development of the transport system, the Government will also assess transport needs in a life-cycle perspective. Children and youth represent both today’s and tomorrow’s transport users. Their perspective is important in planning the transport system of the future. This entails taking into account their wishes, needs and opportunities to have active lives, good health and to be informed users of the transport system.

The Government is committed to prioritising resources and taking measures to ensure that children and youth benefit from improvements made in the transport system. The major investments in the transport plan affect children and young people’s travel opportunities. However, it is especially the minor improvements, such as footpaths and cycle paths and the design of bus stops and stations that have significant impact on children’s everyday life and opportunities to move safely in their neighbourhood. Children’s safety inside and outside vehicles is an important feature of the work on transport safety.

Strong commitment to urban transport

Towards 2050 there will be a great need for an improved transport system in urban areas if we are to provide sufficient mobility and contribute to a good urban environment. Advances in technology will help solve some of the challenges and provide new solutions. Different cities will have specific transport challenges depending on the business structure, population and topography, and the solutions will therefore vary between urban areas. The Government will prioritise funding in order to achieve efficient land use and transport solutions, which will reduce emissions and improve mobility.

The Government will increase its efforts to ensure that the growth in passenger traffic in urban areas shall be covered by public transport, cycling and walking. Mobility in urban areas will be improved through targeted investments, better public transport and future-oriented solutions. This requires coordinated efforts and good cooperation in the urban areas. The Government will ensure stronger co-ordination of development of housing, land use and the transport system through urban growth agreements.

The Government intends to allocate 66.4 billion NOK during the plan period to urban areas through urban environment agreements, urban growth agreements and the reward scheme for public transport. This includes an important contribution to the four largest urban areas through 50 per cent state funding of local public transport projects, namely the Fornebu Line in Oslo and Akershus, the new Metro Tunnel in Oslo, Light Rail to Fyllingsdalen in Bergen, Super Bus Phase 1 in Trondheim and the Bus Way in the Stavanger area. State subsidies to these projects are estimated to 24 billion NOK in the plan. The Government also intends to allocate 24 billion NOK to measures for public transport, cycling and walking. Furthermore, the Government will set aside 17.2 billion NOK to the reward scheme for public transport and will allow for the use of funds to be spent entirely on the public transport operation. The Government will to a greater extent integrate the railroad in urban environment agreements and urban growth agreements, and will add NOK 1 billion for development of stations and hubs as part of the negotiation pot.

Figure 4.3 Public transport

Figure 4.3 Public transport

Photo: Olav Heggø

A significant part of the transport growth can be covered by cycling and walking if suitable conditions are put in place. An important aspect of this transport plan is to target efforts to increase the numbers of pedestrians and cyclists through urban environment agreements and urban growth agreements. In some urban areas, the building of cycle superhighways may be introduced.

The use of new technologies can not only lead to a considerable reduction in the negative climate and environmental impacts of transport, but also contribute to seamless transport and more individually adapted mobility. The role of the Government in this field is first and foremost to develop and adapt legislation and conditions that promote innovation and good services. Furthermore, the Government will facilitate more flexible and locally adapted tolling within the urban transport packages. This could for instance mean that the cities can set tariffs that vary according to the time of day and/or the various environmental specifications of the vehicle.

Efficient and environmentally sound freight transport

Freight transport will face great challenges and new opportunities in the coming decades.

For a small and open economy like Norway’s, active participation in international trade is crucial for continued growth and prosperity. Norwegian businesses face long distances to international markets. Globally, and in Norway, we expect goods transport to continue growing. However, both modes of production and directions of transport will develop, and we must be prepared for large structural and technological changes. We must try to avoid costly investments today that will prove inadequate in a longer perspective. At the same time, the transport system must work well in short and medium term. It is important that decisions made in this transport plan will result in good and sustainable solutions. A more efficient transport sector is crucial to future competitiveness.

The Government’s objective for freight is to reduce transport costs, exploit the comparative advantages of each mode and shift freight from road to rail and sea. This means facilitating all modes of transport to be more efficient, safe and environmentally friendly.

The Government will allocate substantial resources to improve freight transport and facilitate a more environmentally sound shift. A dedicated package for investment in railways to improve the competitive conditions for freight transport includes allocating 18 billion NOK to terminals and increased capacity by building more and longer passing loops and connecting lines. To strengthen maritime transport, grants will be given to shipowners who shift freight from roads to sea, to ports that improve their efficiency and environmental performance and to cooperation among ports. These grants will amount to approximately 3.7 billion NOK during the plan period. Measures will also be taken to improve mobility on roads to accommodate more efficient transport of goods.

Climate friendly modes of transport and fuel may contribute towards the low carbon society. The Government will support the introduction of new technologies, i.e. through Enova (the agency promoting measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, develop energy and climate technology and strengthen security of supply) and Pilot-T. The technological changes might gradually alter the modal differences regarding environmental and climate properties and safety. This could be of great importance for how we utilise the different modes and how we organise freight transport.

In the plan period the Government will strengthen freight transport to make Norwegian businesses competitive, and will arrange for increased utilisation of larger vehicles like modular trailers to reduce transport costs. The Government will encourage and facilitate more long distance freight transport by sea and rail. The Government plans to invest heavily in rail in order to improve reliability and efficiency for rail freight transport. We have introduced an incentive scheme for shifting freight from road to sea and we will implement measures to stimulate more environmentally sound and efficient ports. The Government will furthermore stimulate the use of environmentally friendly transport technologies, alternative fuels as well as more efficient transport and logistics.

4.4 Improving transport safety

The Government’s main objective for transport safety is to reduce the number of transport accidents according to the Vision Zero. By 2030 the Government will increase transport safety for roads, railways, sea and air. The main objective implies that there shall be no fatal or serious accidents in the transport sector. By 2030 the number of fatalities and seriously injured in road traffic shall be reduced to a maximum of 350, while the high level of safety within other modes of transport shall be maintained and strengthened. Societal changes and technological advances will largely affect transport safety both during the period of the plan and beyond.

The Government’s efforts will be based on risk assessments. Even if there has been a clear reduction in the number of serious accidents, there is still a relatively large number of fatalities and seriously injured in road traffic compared to accidents in rail, sea and air transport. The challenges associated with safety are therefore greatest for road transport. For the other modes of transport it is necessary to maintain and strengthen today’s high level of safety.

However, in the case of recreational craft/leisure boats, inland helicopter operations and general aviation, there are major safety challenges. In maritime transport, accidents involving acute pollution are also considered a safety challenge.

In order to achieve the target of a maximum of 350 fatalities and serious injuries in road traffic by 2030, the Government will focus its efforts on five main areas: safe roads, risk behaviour in traffic, particularly vulnerable groups, technology and heavy vehicles. The Government will ensure that the White Paper on Transport Safety Efforts (Meld. St. 40 (2015–2016) Trafikksikkerhetsarbeidet – samordning og organisering) will be followed up.

The Government will pay attention to current risk conditions within the railway sector, identify early risk factors and prioritise measures based on risk assessments. In addition, the Government will invest in new and maintain existing railways, as well as participate actively in the development of the EEA regulations in the field of safety.

The high level of safety within maritime transport will be maintained and strengthened. Given the expected increase in shipping traffic and in order to prevent acute pollution, the Government will prioritise the expansion of the vessel traffic services areas. In addition, the maritime traffic monitoring around Svalbard will be improved, the maritime infrastructure modernised, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for increased maritime safety will be developed and the preventive efforts aimed at recreational craft will be strengthened.

Regarding aviation the Government will make special efforts to prevent drug abuse among aviation personnel, introduce appropriate measures for safe use of drones, inland and offshore helicopter operations and preventing terrorist threats in general. The Government also emphasises that aviation safety efforts should take into account the effects of globalisation and increased competition.

Security – an increasingly important factor for the transport sector

The transport sector is facing a complex set of risks, threats and vulnerabilities. The security challenges are largely linked to climate change, major accidents and terror threats and attacks. At the same time, IT security, including cyber security, is becoming increasingly important to ensure a safe and reliable transport system.

Security efforts are based on three overall goals:

  • Avoid major accidents that cause injury to people, the environment or vehicles

  • Reduce the consequences of such events if they occur

  • Ensure reliability and accessibility in transport and communications networks, both in normal conditions and under pressure

In order to prepare for a future with greater climatic variations, the Government will increase the robustness of the transport infrastructure through significant efforts on operation, maintenance and renewal, as well as of the surrounding areas.

Furthermore, the Government will ensure that Norway has an efficient system for preparedness and response to acute pollution, capable of preventing lasting environmental damage in the event of acute pollution. The Government will strengthen security and preventive measures towards targeted incidents in key control systems and terminals. A special priority is given to strengthening the ability to prevent, detect and handle undesired IT incidents.

The digitalisation of the transport sector increases the dependency on electronic communications. A pilot scheme for alternative core networks will be established during the planning period in order to ensure robust electronic communication services for the future.

4.5 Reducing emissions and negative impacts on the environment

The Government’s main climate and environmental objective for the transport sector is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the transition to a low-carbon society and to reduce other negative environmental impacts. Both transport activity in itself and the building, operation and maintenance of infrastructure have an impact on the climate and the environment.

Norway is committed to a target that represents at least a 40 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990-levels. The goal is to fulfil the emission reduction target as a collective delivery with the EU and its member states. Around 50 per cent of Norway’s emissions are already covered by the Emissions Trading System (ETS) of the EU. In addition, a national target for emission reductions will be established for sectors outside the ETS. Norway is in a dialogue with the EU on an agreement for the collective delivery of the climate target. The national emission reductions will depend on the agreement with the EU and the use of flexible mechanisms and their pricing. The Government will ensure that the transport sector contributes to attaining Norway’s climate targets.

The transport sector accounts for approximately 60 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions from the sectors outside of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in Norway. A large part of the domestic emission reductions from the non-ETS sectors must therefore be made in the transport sector. In their joint input document, the transport directorates and Avinor have indicated that the emission reduction potential mainly derives from changes in technology and fuel (9 million tonnes CO2), while the emission reduction potential from other types of measures, aimed at freight, public transport, walking and cycling, is approximately 1 million tonnes. This transport plan will facilitate cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from the sector.

The technological shift provides opportunities to counteract many of the negative impacts of the transport sector. Technological advances have already helped reduce emissions across all sectors. Due to favourable incentive schemes, Norway has a high proportion of low and zero emission cars. The increasing proportion of such vehicles has contributed to a considerable reduction in average CO2-emissions from new (first-time registered) cars. The Government expects that technological advances both in energy use, new energy carriers and new motor technology may reduce the costs of emission reductions considerably in the coming years. Enova is an important actor in promoting the transition to new technologies.

The Government’s White Paper on Long-term Perspectives on the Norwegian Economy 2017 (Meld. St. 29 (2016–2017) Perspektivmeldingen) presents predictions indicating that CO2-emissions from road traffic will be 84 million tonnes in 2030, based on current measures and assumptions regarding technological advancement. The speed of future technological development is not known, but the development of zero emission technology has happened at a higher speed than expected. In order to illustrate the possible impact of a technological shift on greenhouse gas emissions from road transport, The Ministry of Transport and Communictions has developed a «disruptive scenario» for the emissions from road traffic, where new technologies are introduced at a much faster pace than in the reference situation. According to the «disruptive scenario», CO2-emissions from road transport may be reduced to 3.8 million tonnes in 2030, i.e. less than half of the emissions from road transport in the reference situation.

The Government is taking a number of steps in order to contribute to a considerable reduction in CO2-emissions from transport. In Norway, purchase of zero-emission cars should be more economically favourable than purchase of conventional cars. The Government has established targets for new zero-emission vehicles. All new passenger cars and light vans sold in 2025 shall be zero-emission vehicles. All new urban buses sold in 2025 shall be zero emitters or use biogas. By 2030, all new heavy duty vehicles, 75 per cent of new long distance coaches and 50 per cent of new trucks shall be zero emission vehicles. Furthermore, the distribution of freight in the largest urban centers shall have almost zero emissions by 2030. Improvements in technological maturity, in a way that zero emission vehicles will be competitive in relation to conventional vehicles, is a precondition for the targets.

The Government will introduce a blend-in requirement of 1 per cent sustainable biofuel in aviation from 2019, targeting a 30 per cent blend-in requirement in 2030. In the railway sector, the Government requires that all future public procurement of rolling stock will be zero emission solutions. When acquiring new rolling stock, this requirement will apply according to the availability of zero-emission solutions. An action plan for fossil-free construction sites in the transport sector will also be prepared.

The transport sector affects biodiversity through the construction and management of infrastructure and associated activity. The transport directorates and related agencies will aim at reducing impacts on biodiversity and water, and lowering the use of environmentally harmful chemicals. Biodiversity and ecological and chemical water quality shall be taken into account when planning, constructing, operating and maintaining transport infrastructure and services. Efforts will be made to avoid the spreading of plastic to water. The Government will contribute to maintaining good conditions in the Norwegian ecosystems. This also includes efforts to minimise damage before considering mitigation measures, restoration measures or ecological compensation.

The construction of roads and other infrastructure leads to land use changes. More car-dependent housing, business and trade patterns may expose more people to noise and local air pollution. Noise and reduced air quality are local environmental problems that cause health problems. The Government will contribute to compliance with the Pollution Regulation and ensure that the municipalities have sufficient measures to comply with national targets for local air quality and noise. Furthermore, the Government has established a legal basis for introducing low-emission zones, and has asked the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to arrange for the road toll to be differentiated according to environmental performance of the vehicles. In order to reduce noise, targeted measures such as rail grinding, quieter trains and noise-proof road surfaces will be prioritised.

Figure 4.4 Hålogaland bridge under construction

Figure 4.4 Hålogaland bridge under construction

Photo: Line Vestnes

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