Recent News

Safety Enhancements for Flooding

KTA's new leadership has been working on safety enhancements and improvements to ease flooding concerns for nearly two years. We know you have concerns and we're working hard to meet your expectations. Click this link to see what we've been working on and our plans for the immediate future.

July 10 Accident on I-35/Turnpike

On Friday, July 10, at approximately 5 pm, a northbound vehicle hydroplaned and lost control on the wet roadway at MM 118 on the Kansas Turnpike/I-35. The vehicle left the roadway and entered an area of rapidly moving floodwater in the northbound ditch. This was due to the flash flooding that was occurring in the area. 

The driver has been identified as 21-year-old Zachary Clark of Keller, Texas.

This information has been provided from KHP’s preliminary investigative report. No other information is available at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.

2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey Summary

As the world around us changes, the KTA wants to make sure we are meeting the expectations of today's customers. Earlier this year, we conducted a customer satisfaction survey to find out what our travelers want and expect from us. The results are in. Open this file to view the results summary.

Beware of E-ZPass Email Phishing Scam

An email scam, disguised as an E-ZPass request for payment of unpaid tolls, is once again making its way into in-boxes across the country. It first appeared early last summer. As the number of reports increase, we wanted to remind you to be extra careful when in your email inbox. This phishing scam is NOT related to the K-TAG program. This email attempts to steal personal information by stating the recipient is 'in arrears for driving on toll road' or gives 'a notice to appear' due to unpaid tolls. The email also includes a bogus invoice and zip file attachment. It contains information to make the reader believe it is from E-ZPass. You may see the E-ZPass logo, that it comes from the E-Z Agent or the E-ZPass Service Center.

K-TAG accounts are not part of the E-ZPass toll collection system. If you receive this email, we advise you to not open or respond to it. The safest thing to do is to delete the email.

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.

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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.