- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has approved an agreement that would extend the usage of turnpike passes to Texas toll roads.

The Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1NqJGlF ) reports that OTA approved the agreement Tuesday. The pass, called a PikePass, automatically deducts a toll from a prepaid account when a vehicle passes a detection point.

The OTA already has a reciprocal agreement with the North Texas Tollway Authority, which operates the Dallas North Tollway, the George Bush Turnpike and the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

The PikePass also can be used on some toll roads in Kansas. According to the transportation authority, automatic toll deduction devices from Kansas and some parts of Texas work in Oklahoma.

David Machamer, assistant executive director of toll and PikePass, says plans call for agreements to eventually be made with Georgia and Florida, so the device can be used on toll roads in those states.

“That will be a little while out,” Stewart said.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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