Keep up on the latest KTA news by reading our press releases below.
KTA seeks customer input
Aug 23, 2021
WICHITA, Kan.— The Kansas Turnpike Authority invites the public to provide feedback on their Turnpike travel experience by participating in their annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. Anyone who uses the Turnpike, whether daily or occasionally, is encouraged to share their thoughts to help KTA prioritize future projects and make internal improvements.
“We’re a customer-driven organization,” said Steve Hewitt, KTA’s CEO. “Customer feedback helps drive our decisions for future projects. Cashless tolling will be arriving in 2024, and part of that decision was due to our customer’s changing expectations on how tolling works.”
The survey is open until September 30 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSS21NR.
KTA hosts job fair for toll and maintenance positions
Aug 16, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Turnpike Authority is hosting a job fair for toll collection and maintenance positions in the Lawrence and Topeka area.
The job fair will be held on Wednesday, August 18 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the following locations.
Applications will be accepted from tobacco-free individuals. Hiring managers will be conducting interviews and answering questions about working at KTA. KTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
View all of KTA’s open positions at www.ksturnpike.com/employment.
KTA encourages safe driving for teens with video challenge
Aug 3, 2021
WICHITA, Kan.—The Kansas Turnpike Authority encourages teens to “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” with their sixth annual video contest for students in grades 8-12. The entry deadline is September 26 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
The contest, held in conjunction with Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day on October 10, helps raise awareness about safe driving habits. There will be three winners.
Entries must follow specific criteria:
- Video must promote fatality prevention using themes such as (but not limited to): Distracted Driving; Seatbelts; Texting while Driving
- Video must be between six (0:06) and sixty (0:60) seconds in length.
- Selfie videos will not be accepted (Don't just look into the camera and talk).
- Don't break any laws while filming.
Those interested in the contest can view contest details at www.ksturnpike.com/contests
With many schools’ alternative schedules last year, KTA did not host a video contest in 2020.
“We are excited to see the videos back in 2021,” said Rachel Bell, KTA’s Director of Business Services & Customer Relations. “Across the country we are seeing a change in driving behavior such as increased speed. It’s more important than ever to focus our teen drivers on safe driving habits and we think this contest is one way to do that.”
In addition to KTA’s video contest, the Kansas Department of Transportation conducts a poster art contest for Kansas kids ages five through 13. Learn more about the poster contest and other Kansas awareness campaign activities here: http://www.ksdot.org/events/PutTheBrakesOnFatalitiesDay/
Editor’s Note: View the 2019 winning videos here.
Contract awarded on upcoming construction project
Jun 29, 2021
WICHITA, Kan.— The Kansas Turnpike Authority announces a bid has been approved and a contract awarded on an upcoming Turnpike construction project.
Contract #7808 – For drainage structure repair on I-70/KTA at MM 219.8 near Bonner Springs was awarded to Leavenworth Excavating & Equipment Company, Inc., Leavenworth, KS, for $673,335.
Construction details will be available closer to the start dates on http://www.ksturnpike.com with updates on this and other projects published monthly in KTA’s electronic newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter using the form at www.ksturnpike.com/communication.