Turnpike plans toll reduction; CEO says rates will be lowest nationally

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As the Kansas Turnpike moves toward cashless tolling this July, the agency is planning a reduction in toll rates.

Steve Hewitt, the turnpike's chief executive officer, told the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday morning that it would cut rates as part of an effort to simplify the overall use of the 236-mile roadway.

Hewitt said the turnpike was moving to a per-mile charge that would give Kansas the lowest toll rates in the country.

The turnpike would charge 4.8 cents a mile for cars and 13.8 cents a mile for the traditional truck and trailer . . .

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