If going through the toll is a part of your daily commute, be prepared to fork out a little extra. Today, tolls for the Kansas Turnpike go up.
Drivers who have a K-TAG on their cars will see an increase of about five percent on their monthly bill. Drivers who pay with cash at the tolls will see a nearly 13 percent increase.
The Kansas Turnpike Authorization said that the money will be used for new projects. But drivers like Daniel Smith said even with promised improvements, the price hike doesn’t make him happy.
“I already take the longer route to pay less and I think it’s ridiculous they need more money,” Smith said. “I don’t see any work being done out there, why they gotta up the tolls?”
The Turnpike Authority said it gets no tax funding. All projects are supported by the tolls.