The toll money from the toll point in Oslo and Bærum is the most important source of financing for the projects of Oslo-package 3.
Time and environmental differentiation rates will now be introduced in Oslo, because of the revised agreement for Oslo-package 3.
Oslo and Akershus have ambitious goals regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. The introduction of time and environmental differentiation rates will contribute to achieving these goals by controlling traffic and financing projects that support the goals. This means that projects that benefit cyclists, walkers and public transportation will be prioritized, both in terms of investment and area. With the new price model, the toll point is also viewed as a valuable tool for a rapid transition into a more environmentally friendly transportation sector.
The transport political goal is to develop «a transportation system that is safe and contributes to creating a more environmentally friendly community». This sets the foundation for the governments future work and is in line with national obligations, following the Climate-agreement from Paris in December 2015.
The Oslo-package 3 agreement was renegotiated in the spring of 2016 between the parties Oslo commune, Akershus provenance commune, Jernbaneverket and Statens vegvesen. The agreement was decided by the Parliament in June 2017. The Parliament also decided the Additional-agreement of June 13. 2017, which specifies the changes in the toll rate system in three steps towards 2020.
The first changes will be introduced on October 1. 2017.