Old-school Pikepass users, this is your final warning: On Monday the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will be sending one more notice — the agency’s fifth in the past several months — to Pikepass users who haven’t yet switched from the old plastic devices to the new window stickers.
Beginning in early December, old Pikepasses won’t work. Motorists who pass through the automated turnpike gates using those old devices will be charged $25.
The authority has about 590,000 Pikepass accounts; 495,000 or so have switched over. In addition to the mailed notices to customers informing them of the change, the agency has reached out by phone and through newspaper ads.
Those who wind up seeing $25 charges on their bill can’t say they weren’t warned, but many are sure to do just that.