Daily News Briefs, March 31, 2021

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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.”

Company and Agency Financials Oklahoma Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA)

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Police Seek Suspect In Thefts From OK Turnpike Toll Machines

KOKI-TV and KOKH report on a recent series of thefts from toll machines at several Oklahoma Turnpike toll plazas. The state highway patrol is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a driver visible in security camera images who may be involved in the crimes.

Automated Toll Payment Machines Crime Beat Oklahoma Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA)

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These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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