PIKEPASS customers exempt from increase

OKLAHOMA CITY - Travelers can expect to dip a little deeper into their pockets when paying cash at toll booths across the state beginning mid-month.

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority recently released information stating that a 2.5 percent increase will be taking effect July 15, in connection to the turnpike expansion and improvement package called the "Driving Forward Program."

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Driving Forward, presented by former Governor Mary Fallin in 2015, is described as a transportation program involving six large-scale turnpike projects, totaling $892 million.

In order to fund the package, OTA began implementing a series of toll rate hikes. The first occurred on March 1, 2017, at 12 percent, the second on Jan. 3, 2018, for 2.5 percent and the "third and final" 2.5 percent increase associated with the program, will begin mid-month.

It is said that the upcoming rate increase will not affect PIKEPASS account holders, only cash paying customers.

 

 

 

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