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Tolls could be worse

It's hardly great news for Kansas drivers that the Kansas Turnpike tolls went up last week for all but K-TAG users — now costing a motorist $10.75 in cash to travel the turnpike's entire 236 miles, up from $3.80 when the turnpike opened in 1956. But, as Topeka Capital-Journal columnist Ric Anderson noted, "the toll would now be $30.15 if it had risen at the rate of inflation since 1956."