Changes have been implemented by the Kansas Turnpike Authority that will make it simpler for cash customers traveling on the state’s only toll road
KTA sent out a release Tuesday saying that after months of extensive research and customer input, they have unveiled an all-new K-TAG program in time for the summer travel season. The most prominent change is that sticker tags are now free and available at www.myktag.com, or by calling the K-TAG customer service center at 316-652-2650, or at select retail locations.
“We believe this change will be especially appealing to current cash customers,” said Alan Bakaitis, KTA’s Chief Operations Officer. “They will be able to enter and exit the Turnpike without having to stop at a toll booth and they will receive discounted tolls without the expense of the actual tag.”
One of the cost-saving changes under the new program that makes a K-TAG more practical for the occasional turnpike traveler is the elimination of monthly or annual fees. Another change is the simplified application process, which includes the option of applying though the myktag website.
“With our recent partnership with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, now is the perfect time to get a K-TAG,” said Mike King, Kansas Secretary of Transportation and Director of the Turnpike. “By the end of 2014, drivers will be able to travel with one electronic toll device in Kansas and Oklahoma.”
These changes are part of the Authority’s overall effort to provide a simplified and positive customer experience to motorists choosing to travel on the Turnpike.
“We hope travelers are as pleased as we are about the K-TAG changes and the future of Kansas transportation. We want to hear what travelers have to say and will be actively seeking public input about their experiences and concerns during this fall’s local consult meetings throughout the state,” said Secretary King.