PikePass users soon will pay online

Friday, April 18th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- PikePass users could be paying their bills online by the end of next year.

Officials with the Oklahoma Transportation Authority say they hope to complete a 3 (m) million dollar software upgrade that will allow some 60-thousand PikePass users to review their accounts on the Internet.

PikePass tags automatically detect the deduction of toll when a vehicle passes through certain points in Oklahoma's 10-turnpike, 606-mile system.

Nearly 56 percent of the system's transactions are conducted by PikePass.

About 76 percent of the transactions on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City and 73 percent on the Creek Turnpike near Tulsa are conducted by PikePass.

The new software will enable the PikePass tag to make a noise, notifying the accountholder that he or she has passed a deduction point.