Oklahoma Pike to Consider Toll Hike Close to 16%

Tulsa World reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will consider a toll increase to finance the construction of $892 million in proposed improvements to the state turnpike system” at the authority board’s August 23 board meeting. The report adds that OTA’s most recent toll increase (16 percent) occurred in 2009, and, in October 2015, Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley estimated that a similar increase might be necessary to finance the planned construction projects.