Firm reports progress in turnpike ‘interoperability’ between states

In the future, Oklahomans should be able to travel on turnpikes as far away as Florida or even New York and have tolls automatically deducted from their PikePass accounts, according to officials at a Texas-based company involved in establishing turnpike “interoperability” between states.

For several years, turnpike authorities and other agencies across the country have worked to establish convenience in using one toll account to pay for travel across multiple states and toll roads. Electronic Transaction Consultants, based in Richardson, Texas, a company that provides tolling technologies and holds contracts with various states, announced this week that it has reached a significant milestone.

According to a release, ETC helped to develop the Central United States Interoperability, or CUSIOP, hub, which facilitates the exchange of transactions between interoperable toll agencies.