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The toll ring offers electronic toll collection with the use of on-board units, the Auto-Pass system. Until July 2008 the toll ring offered both manual payment and electronic payment. The share of manual and coin box collection in Oslo decreased from 40 percent in 1991 to approx. 20 percent in 2008. Subscribers with on-board units could either have a seasonal pass (month or year) or a number of prepaid transits (25-350) with discounts depending on the number of tickets bought. About 50 % of seasonal passes are paid by employers. With the introduction of Oslo package 3 in July 2008 all monthly and yearly passes have been removed and the maximum discount has been set to 20% per trip. In addition, the fare has been increased by 25 per cent for passenger cars (now NOK 25/ 2.75€) and by almost 90 per cent for larger vehicles (now NOK 75/ 8.20€).
In 2004 electronic toll collection was harmonized throughout Norway. Most toll roads now use the Auto-Pass system. The system will gradually be expanded further to provide for payment on ferries, for parking, etc.
The Auto-PASS concept is owned and managed by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA). The concept covers all Auto PASS tags and Auto-PASS equipment at the charging points (Auto-PASS roadside equipment). The concept also covers all the specifications for the tags, roadside equipment, central systems, interfaces between the system elements, Auto-PASS logo and trademark, Auto-PASS contractual framework and the Auto-PASS security architecture.
The Auto-PASS Service includes both a transport and a payment service (EFC). Examples on transport services include the use of infrastructure like bridges, tunnels, motorways, road networks, road user charging schemes and ferry transport. The payment service consists of a dedicated payment system based on a user holding an Auto-PASS tag, installations at the charging points, e.g. a toll station, and a central account held and managed by the company being responsible for the payment means and contract with the user.
The public owned company, Fjellinjen AS is responsible for the toll ring. The current fees and the fees in Oslo package 2 are given in the table below. The fee is collected through 19 toll plazas in the toll ring. In addition two plazas have been put up to the west of the toll ring. Fees are only collected for inbound traffic.
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