News Releases

KTA launches mobile web site

The Kansas Turnpike Authority has launched a mobile version of its http://www.ksturnpike.com web site. To make browsing from a phone quicker and easier, the mobile site contains less information than the full web site. Travelers can access information such as tolls, construction and current displays on the Turnpike’s Digital Message Signs along I-70 and can also access the full site if they choose. However, are reminded not to use the site while driving.
“We realize that many of our customers access the Internet only from a mobile device today and we wanted to be able to provide them with as good of an experience as what we’ve tried to do for those looking at the site from a computer,” said Director of Public Relations Lisa Callahan. “The goal with the new mobile site is the same as the majority of our communications efforts: we want travelers to be able to make the best travel decisions as possible prior to getting on the road.”
The Turnpike also provides information to mobile users via Twitter and text messaging alerts. Find access to both of these by visiting http://www.ksturnpike.com.
The mobile site mimics the look and feel of the Turnpike’s main website, which was redesigned and launched in March 2011. KTA staff worked with Lifeboat Creative, Wichita, on the redesign and mobile site.

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September 1, 2011 Media Release

Honorary Trooper Award presentation

Media advisory – Honorary Trooper Award presentation
The news media is invited to attend an Honorary Trooper Awards presentation at 1pm on Thursday, August 11 at the Kansas Turnpike Authority office, 9401 E Kellogg in Wichita.
During the ceremony, Kansas Highway Patrol Col. Ernest Garcia will present Summer White and Michela Creel with Honorary Trooper Awards for their heroic efforts after and during vehicle crashes near the Mulvane interchange on the Kansas Turnpike. The incident for which they are being honored took place on the night of June 12 when the two came upon a traffic accident and attempted to save the passenger of one of the vehicles.
Additional information on the original incident and the awards presentation will be available at the ceremony.

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August 8, 2011 Media Release

Safety event celebrates summer, State Farm Safety Assist program

MAY 24, 2011 — The Kansas Turnpike Authority and State Farm will be conducting a safety exhibition on Friday, May 27 at the Belle Plaine Service Area at Milepost 26, between Wichita and Wellington on the Turnpike/I-35.

At 10:30 am, KTA and State Farm representatives will hold a media briefing to launch the Turnpike’s State Farm Safety Assist program for its first full-season. Available to recount their first-hand experience with the program are Jennifer and Roger Weast, Wichita, who were aided by one of the program technicians last year, and Safety Assist Technician Don Mosher.

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May 24, 2011 Media Release

Roadway replacement project to resume

A roadway replacement project on I-70/Turnpike east of Lawrence will resume on Monday, March 14, weather permitting. This project is replacing the final section of the original 1950s concrete roadway on the Turnpike’s portion of I-70.

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March 11, 2011 Media Release

Roadway replacement project halts for winter

A roadway replacement project east of Lawrence on I-70/Turnpike will break for the winter weather season in the coming days. The current work and reopening of the lanes should be complete late Wednesday and ready for commuter traffic on Thursday, November 11.

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November 9, 2010 Media Release

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KTA Fact

There are six service areas along the length of the Turnpike. Each service area offers food, fuel, and rest-room facilities.