Oklahoma Turnpike Draws Ire

KJRH-TV News takes a, well, curious look at Oklahoma toll roads and reports that, “Turnpike critics are calling the state’s toll roads a scam — and groups rallying for an end to the turnpike authority are gaining momentum.” The report adds, “Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Director Tim Getz says the turnpike system has played a vital role in economic development since the first one opened to traffic in 1953. ‘The toll network has just been a mechanism to meet those needs that would largely go unmet otherwise because of a lack of general resources to go in and build those types of safe modern high-speed facilities.’”