A limited merger of the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Department of Transportation recently passed the House, but leaders in the Kansas Senate may be interested in something a bit more comprehensive.
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a limited merger between the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, which manages the 236-mile toll road.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority announced Monday that cash rates for cars and light trucks will increase an average of 10 percent on February 1.
Rates for K-TAG users will increase an average of 5 percent.
Drivers of large commercial vehicles will pay about 5 percent more, whether they pay cash or use the electronic K-TAG.
The Turnpike Authority said in a news release Monday the increased revenue will pay for future capital needs, including deck replacements for some of the turnpike's 348 bridges.
No tax dollars are used to maintain the turnpike.