The use of road tolls to fund road building has a long tradition in Norway. AutoPASS is the Norwegian system for the collection of tolls. It is owned by Statens vegvesen [Norwegian Public Roads Administration].
Most toll collection points in Norway are automated. You pass straight through without stopping. With a valid AutoPASS contract, a discount is conceded by the toll road operator with which you have a contract, and by most other toll facilities in Norway.
The main objective of toll funding is to achieve faster development of road infrastructure. Additionally, funds may be used for other purposes, such as strengthening public transport in cities.
There are around 70 different toll projects and 190 toll collection points in Norway. Among these, around 55 projects are in operation, while the remainder haven't started or are being discontinued.