TOLLING: Kansas, Oklahoma turnpike authorities agree to toll-tag interoperability

System set to be up and running by end of 2014

Smart & Resilient Cities News Kansas Turnpike Authority March 28, 2014
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The Kansas Turnpike Authority has entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for the two systems’ electronic toll collection programs to be interoperable by the end of 2014.

 

This agreement will allow K-TAG to be used on the Oklahoma Turnpike system and PikePass to be used on the Kansas Turnpike. For many customers who routinely drive on both systems, this will mean they will soon be able to use either a K-TAG or a PikePass rather than both.

 

“That’s not only good for travelers, it’s good for business,” said Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. “I wanted to see good business ideas when I proposed a formalized partnership between the Kansas Department of Transportation and KTA last year and I applaud Transportation Secretary Mike King for making this a priority.”

 

Secretary King, who is director of the KTA, said the agreement will make travel between the two states seamless, smooth and efficient. “Our customers have been asking for this convenience,” he said. “I am so proud we’ve been able to work out all the details to make this enhanced customer service a reality in 2014.”

 

The Kansas Turnpike is a 236-mile toll-supported road that stretches from the Oklahoma border south of Wichita, Kan., to the Missouri border in Kansas City, Kan., and connects the state’s largest metropolitan areas.

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