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OTA to Take “Extra Safety Measures” for Major Widening Project

Tulsa World reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is taking extra safety measures for a major project to widen the Turner Turnpike between the Bristow area and west Tulsa, the agency said Tuesday. Work has already begun to widenShow More Summary

OTA Still Working on P3 Partner, Tolling Strategy for Gilcrease Expressway Project

Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Executive Director Tim Gatz told public partners in the Gilcrease Expressway P3 project, “We’re not without challenges. There’s still a lot of work. But we’re right on schedule.......Show More Summary

Oklahoma Governor Fallin Names Banker to OTA Board

Tulsa Beacon reports, “Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Guy L. Berry to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Berry, of Sapulpa, succeeds Albert ‘Kell’ Kelly, who resigned. Berry will serve on the board pending Senate confirmation next legislative session. Show More Summary

OTA Earns Praise for Providing $5 Million for 2018 Highway Patrol Academy

The Oklahoman reports, “The [Oklahoma] Turnpike Authority announced it would pay $5 million to cover the costs of a highway patrol academy in 2018. This money will cover the amount needed to train and equip about 30 cadets and pay for their salaries and benefits for their first year as troopers. Show More Summary

OTA to Contribute $5 Million for Highway Patrol Trooper Academy

Tulsa World reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has agreed to pay $5 million so the Oklahoma Highway Patrol can conduct a 2018 trooper academy, officials announced Thursday. Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael C. Show More Summary

Toll Interop Expands in Kansas, Texas & Oklahoma Expands

Shawnee Dispatch reports, “Seamless regional travel has been expanded. The Kansas Turnpike Authority’s K-TAG now works on all Texas toll roads. KTA also accepts all Texas toll transponders in its electronic lanes. Customers who use multiple...Show More Summary

OK Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Raid and then Abolish the OTA

Tulsa World looks at Republican gubernatorial candidate Gary Richardson’s budget plan which includes among other things, “taking $47 million from the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, which Richardson says he wants to abolish.” The post OK Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Raid and then Abolish the OTA appeared first on Toll Roads News.

With $27 Million Contract Award, OTA Advances Turner Turnpike Project

Tulsa World reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority awarded a $27.1 million contract on Tuesday [April 25] to Sherwood Construction to kick off the widening of the Turner Turnpike to six lanes between the Bristow area and Tulsa. The project involves about three miles of work.... Show More Summary

OTA PIKEPASS Accounts with Zero Balance Will No Longer Work on OTA or NTTA Systems

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has announced, “Effective May 13, 2017, PIKEPASS accounts with a $0.00 or less balance will no longer be Interoperable on North Texas Tollway (NTTA) or Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) toll roads. Customers...Show More Summary

OK Transportation Commission Approves Route for OTA’s Gilcrease Expressway Project

Tulsa World reports, “The Oklahoma Transportation Commission on [April 10] approved the route for a toll road to complete the Gilcrease Expressway. Last month, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority adopted a resolution to further work on the project, which has been on the books for decades. Show More Summary

OTA Passes Resolution to Advance the $290 Million Gilcrease Expressway

Tulsa World reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on Tuesday passed a resolution designed to further the work on the Gilcrease Expressway.” The report adds that the resolution authorizes OTA executive director Tim Gats to “… initiate...Show More Summary

Complaints about OK Turnpike’s Toll Increase Are Unlikely to Trigger a Legislative Response

Tahlequah Daily Press reports that despite some grumbling over the toll increases the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority implemented this month, it is unlikely to see the legislature try to assume control of its toll rate decisions. As a lawmaker...Show More Summary

OTA Approves 12 Percent Toll Hike

Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma Turnpike tolls “will go up 12 percent on March 1, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority announced Tuesday [February 21]. [The authority in December approved the new rates, which apply to both passenger vehicles and heavy trucks.” The post OTA Approves 12 Percent Toll Hike appeared first on Toll Roads News.

OK Lawmakers Kill Bill to Give Lawmakers Oversight of OTA Tolls

Tulsa World reports, “A Senate panel on Tuesday killed a bill that would put the Legislature in charge of toll rate increases instead of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. The Senate Transportation Committee killed Senate Bill 201, by Sen. Show More Summary

Fitch on OTA Bonds

Fitch Ratings “has assigned a ‘AA-‘ rating to $478.5 million of second senior revenue bonds, series 2017A&B, issued by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA). The post Fitch on OTA Bonds appeared first on Toll Roads News.

OK Turnpike Employee Charged with Embezzling Payments for Back Tolls and Violations

The Oklahoman reports, “A former Oklahoma Turnpike Authority employee was charged Wednesday [January 11] with two felonies, accused of embezzling payments made by turnpike users.” The report adds, “While employed with the agency, [the...Show More Summary

OTA Opens Its “Test” AET Interchange

Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma’s “first — and at least for now, only — all-electronic toll plaza is operational. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority officially activated its new PlatePay toll system [yesterday, January 5] at the Peoria/Elm...Show More Summary

As OTA Toll Hikes Loom, Agency Explains Need for Expanding System and Addressing “Safety Issues”

The Miami News-Record reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority voted to increase the costs on Oklahoma tollways by 17 percent to help expand and renovate the state’s turnpike system, including the construction of new toll roads in Tulsa...Show More Summary

PlatePay AET System Debuts This Week at OTA Toll Plaza

KOTV reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will officially open PlatePay service to public use Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the Peoria/Elm interchange on the Creek Turnpike. [Link added.] The all-electronic tolling system will replace...Show More Summary

OTA Pikepass Customers Overcharged due to “Time Sync Error”

The Oklahoman reports, “As many as 69,000 Oklahoma Pikepass customers may have received improper overcharges on their November billing statements due to what Oklahoma Turnpike Authority officials are describing as a “time sync error.” Steps...Show More Summary

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