National Transport Plan 2022–2033

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2 About the National Transport Plan

The National Transport Plan, which is submitted to the Storting (the Parliament) as a white paper, is produced every four years and sets forth the Government’s transport goals, strategies and priorities in a long-term perspective.

The National Transport Plan 2022–2033 (Report No 20 to the Storting (2020–2021)) was presented to the public and submitted to the Storting in March 2021. This is the sixth plan under the current planning system, covering all modes of transport. The plan presents policies and priorities within an economic frame for a twelve year period and provides perspectives towards 2050.

The preparation of the White Paper is backed by an extensive and inclusive process, involving input from ministries, agencies, regional authorities, urban municipalities, business, industry and other users and interest groups. An important objective has been to ensure an inclusive process while aiming at a more strategic and dynamic plan that identifies and addresses the main challenges for future transport. The transport agencies (Avinor ltd, the Norwegian Railway Directorate, Bane NOR, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Nye Veier, the Norwegian Coastal Administration) were given several missions and tasks on a wide range of topics during the process. The responses and deliverables were subject to public hearings, which took place in spring 2020. In sum, these contributions have provided a broad insight into the future needs and opportunities for the transport sector.

The figure shows an image of a woman and a man studying a map of Norway. Corridors and project alternatives are drawn on the map. Different transport activities are illustrated around the two transport planners.

Figure 2.1 Transport planning