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Cost developments in Norwegian public transport – documentation report

Authors: Jørgen Aarhaug, Nils Fearnley, Kenneth Løvold Rødseth, Hilde Johanne Svendsen, Karoline Louise Hoff, Falko Müller, Robert Bjørnøy Norseng, Eivind Tveter
Report nr: 1582B/2017
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-2076-9
Language: Norwegian
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Norwegian public transport has reached a new all-time high in terms of number of passengers. This is a result of political ambition supported by action and funding. In parallel to increasing purchased volume of public transport, prices per unit have also risen. This is mainly due to factors outside the control of the regional authorities, such as wage development and fuel prices. However, long term divers such as area planning are, at least to a degree, influenced by regional authorities. Looking towards the future, public transport can become both greener and cheaper to produce. However, there is also an opposite effect, derived from political ambitions for increased market shares for public transport, which points towards increased public spending.


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