OTA Approves Toll Hikes

The Oklahoman reports, “It could soon cost passenger car motorists 50 cents more to travel from Oklahoma City to Tulsa under a series of turnpike rate increases approved [December 6] by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. The board approved 12 percent across-the-board rate increases for drivers on all Oklahoma turnpikes, with implementation of the increases contingent on the Oklahoma Supreme Court approving the constitutionality of a pending bond issue. Authority members conditionally approved the toll increases to help pay for a proposed $480 million bond issue that would be used to help finance construction of a new east Oklahoma County toll road” and other Driving Forward program projects. Click here to see a new toll rate chart.