Kansas Turnpike authorities agree to interoperability with Oklahoma

Kansas Turnpike (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Turnpike Authority has entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for the two systems’ electronic toll collection program to be interoperable by the end of 2014.

The 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, it 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 Mike 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,” Secretary King 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,” said Kansas Transportation Secretary and Director of KTA Mike King.

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

For more information on the K-TAG program, visit www.myktag.com.

The Oklahoma Turnpike system is comprised of 10 toll roads that span more than 600 miles.

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