Akershus County Council is responsible for public transport in the Akershus region by bus, boat, metro and tram. Akershus County and the City of Oslo have established Ruter, a company with responsibility for conducting transport-services in Oslo and Akershus. The company aims to implement the transition to fossil free operation of all public transport vehicles by 2020.
The County Council also has a role in economic development of the region with emphasis on facilitating stronger international competitiveness of regional businesses. The Council thus facilitates and promotes cooperation between businesses and research institutions, and contributes actively to establish and strengthen arenas and networks of innovation. The main part of these projects is being undertaken in collaboration with the City of Oslo. This cooperation is organized within the framework of Regional Innovation Program for Oslo and Akershus.