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Where does your K-TAG take you?

With summer winding down & fall activities on the horizon, we wonder where your K-TAG will be taking you – to college, work, sporting events or festivals. The possibilities are endless.

Share your travel adventures by participating in the ‘K-TAG Takes Me’ contest. It’s easy to enter! Just submit your most creative photo via Twitter and tag it with #KTAGtakesme. Four lucky winners will be awarded a $25 VISA gift card and be featured in an upcoming video.

To help you out, we’ll be highlighting events and other opportunities in communities along the Turnpike during August as part of Family Fun Month. Grab your family and go explore!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Entries are limited to two photos per person.
  • You must be 18 to enter and not an employee of the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
  • Permission for KTA to use entered photos for promotional purposes is authorized by the act of submission.
  • Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on September 30, 2014, based on Twitter’s time stamp.
  • Winning entries will be selected based upon discretion of KTA staff and will be notified October 7, 2014.

Have an event along the Turnpike you’d like us to consider promoting? Tweet it to us by using the hashtag #KTAGtakesme.

K-TAG ‘swap’ started

Late May marked the start of a four-month K-TAG replacement project. We are asking select* customers to ‘swap’ their battery operated hard case K-TAGs for tags with newer, more efficient technology. The replacement tags will be provided at NO COST.

Customers affected – nearly 60,000 - are being notified via emails and letters May through July. Tags not swapped out will be deactivated or turned off starting in mid-August through September. The old tags can be recycled or discarded by the customer and do not need to be returned to KTA.

*Not all customers with hard case K-TAGs are affected. Only those contacted by KTA need to take action.

Delays on I-70/KTA on May 2

Due to the high level of traffic on I-70 between Topeka and Lawrence, the Kansas Turnpike elected to complete much of a scheduled paving project at night. View the original news release.

Work was completed as scheduled overnight on Thursday, May 1.

Around mid-day today, May 2, the patch work started to come out on the Eastbound side of the road, taking with it larger chunks of asphalt.

KTA maintenance and engineering crews, along with the contractor, had to close two of the three lanes in order to complete the emergency repair work. For safety reasons, this situation had to be addressed immediately. Unfortunately, the lane closures caused backups and lengthy delays.

We are well aware of our customers’ expectations and travel needs and sincerely regret that these were not met. The entire purpose of doing work at night is to avoid conditions similar to what was experienced today.

K-TAG Joins Ford to Present Blacktop Nationals

Today BlackTop Nationals announced K-TAG is a new partner for their Classic Car & Motorcycle Event and we couldn’t be happier!  Our hope in being part of this event is that more people learn the full capabilities of K-TAG and how it can save them time and money when traveling on the Turnpike.  To learn more about the partnership, read BlackTop Nationals’ press release here.

2013 K-TAG Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Kansas Turnpike Authority conducted a survey between August 28 and September 27, 2013, to determine the satisfaction of K-TAG customers.

See the results of the survey here.

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KTA Fact

The 236-mile Turnpike was constructed in 22 months and opened to traffic October 25, 1956.