National Transport Plan 2022–2033

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6 How we allocate our resources – main figures

The figure shows five people around a table discussing different transport solutions and  their consequences, which are illustrated in circles above the group of people.

Figure 6.1 Resource allocation

The Government plans for a financial framework of around NOK 1,200 billion during the plan period, of which NOK 1,076 billion from state funds and NOK 123 billion from road tolls. This means an average annual level of NOK 89.7 billion in government funding during the twelve-year period. Road tolls paid by motorists will be reduced by NOK 7.5 billion as a result of grants to reduce toll charges outside urban areas. The Government plans for continued growth in budgetary spending on the transport sector, but not as high growth as set out in the National Transport Plan 2018–2029.

The financial framework of NOK 1,076 billion over twelve years includes:

  • NOK 510 billion for national roads
  • NOK 52 billion in county road grants
  • NOK 393 billion for the rail sector
  • NOK 33 billion for maritime infrastructure and coastal management
  • NOK 80 billion for measures in urban areas
  • NOK 5 billion for airports
  • and NOK 3 billion for initiatives across transport sectors, such as efficient and environmental-friendly use of new technologies.

The use of resources in individual fiscal years will be adapted to the overall profile of the national budget within the constraints that follow from the fiscal rule and the state of the Norwegian economy.

Table 6.1 Overview of total spending distributed by purpose. State funds and other funding. Annual average. Million 2021-NOK

Area

Budget 2021

Annual average NTP 2018–2029

Annual average NTP 2022–2033

National roads 1

36,431

43,204

42,496

County road grants

2,913

2,789

4,370

Urban areas

6,458

6,070

6,672

Rail sector

27,154

29,578

28,850

Coastal administration 2

1,592

2,674

2,740

Airports

-

364

388

Initiatives across transport sectors

79

100

252

Total state funds, excl. purchases of passenger transport by rail

74,627

84,778

85,768

-Procurement of passenger transport by rail 3

3,910

-

3,900

Total state funds

78,537

-

89,667

Estimate, other financing

8,800

12,000

10,300

1 Minor investments in urban areas carried out by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration are included in the total for Urban areas , and grant schemes for county roads under the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s budget are included in the total for County road grants .

2 Funds for emergency preparedness against acute pollution, with the exception of funds for the Norwegian Emergency Towing Service, are now included in the financial framework and in the basis for comparison in 2021/2018–2029. Funds for the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s user-funded pilotage and vessel traffic services, funds for managing the wreck of U-864 and other special operating expenses are not included in the budgetary framework.

3 The procurement of passenger transport by rail was not included in the National Transport plan 2018–2029. In the balanced budget for 2021, NOK 650 million for supplementary agreements in connection with the coronavirus pandemic have been excluded.