OK Turnpike Official Sees Early Signs Of Revenue Recovery

Tulsa Public Radio reports, “If statewide toll collections are any indication, Oklahoma is emerging from the pandemic.” Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Finance and Revenue Director Wendy Smith said yesterday toll revenue collected from March 1-11, 2021, was two percent higher than the total  for the corresponding (pre-lockdown) period of 2020. From March 12-24, 2021, revenue was up 35 percent year-on-year. Smith added that traffic on the recently opened Kickapoo Turnpike is increasing “every day.”