Never before have Norwegian motorists had to pay so much in road tolls, according to new figures from the state transport ministry. After a dip during the pandemic, when most worked from home offices, total road toll receipts nationwide hit NOK 13.1 billion (USD 130 million) last year.
That’s up from the last record for toll payments of NOK 12.7 billion in 2019, reports news bureau NTB. Toll revenues sank to NOK 12.3 billion in both 2000 and 2001, when the Corona crisis restricted mobility.
New tolls have been imposed on new stretches of highway and are an important part of road financing in Norway. Tolls are also imposed as an incentive to use public transportation instead of driving.