State Board Approves OTA Bonds for Expansion Projects that Remain on Hold

Tulsa World reports, “The Council of Bond Oversight on Thursday [August 25] approved a bond package for turnpike expansions despite a plea from an attorney who has lodged a legal challenge before the state’s highest court. The council approved the sale of $480 million in bonds pending the resolution of litigation filed by Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent, who attended the meeting.” The OTA has temporarily tabled a toll increase needed to pay for the expansions.