OTA, NTTA reach interoperability agreement

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) has finalized an interoperability agreement with the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), which will begin August 10, 2014.

“We are excited to announce that PIKEPASS customers will be able to use their transponders in North Texas,” said Tim Stewart, OTA director. “This added accommodation is an example of how we continually listen to our customers and provide innovative ways to make faster, safer and easier.”

NTTA operates the Dallas North Tollway, George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, LBJ TEXpress, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel and the Chisholm Trail Parkway—all of which will be interoperable with the Oklahoma PIKEPASS. NTTA TollTag customers will have the same convenience on all Oklahoma turnpikes. Both NTTA and OTA passed resolutions to allow interoperability.

According to OTA, although customers should only need one transponder, users who have both TollTag and PIKEPASS should call to determine if one or two accounts work best. It may be better for customers keep both their OTA and NTTA accounts. However, due to double billing, OTA recommends users call PIKEPASS Customer Service at 1-800-PIKEPAS (1-800-745-3727) or NTTA Customer Service at 1-972- 818-NTTA (1-972-818-6882) to determine the needs of the individual driver. The customer’s PIKEPASS account must be in good standing to qualify for interoperability on NTTA toll roads.

For more information about this project and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, log on to http://www.PIKEPASS.com.

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