OTA Opens Its Test AET Interchange

Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma’s “first — and at least for now, only — all-electronic toll plaza is operational. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority officially activated its new PlatePay toll system [yesterday, January 5] at the Peoria/Elm interchange exit on the Creek Turnpike in Jenks, OTA officials said.” The article explains that the AET pilot project came about “when Jenks approached [OTA] about redesigning the interchange to better accommodate area development. OTA officials realized it was a golden opportunity to try out PlatePay [link added]. Total project cost, including implementing the new system and redesign of the interchange, is more than $14 million. OTA’s part is $9.3 million to Jenks’ $5 million.”