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.