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Metro ExpressLanes is a one-year demonstration program overseen by Metro, Caltrans and several other mobility partners that have joined forces to develop multi-modal solutions to improve traffic flow and provide enhanced travel options on the I-110 and I-10 Freeways in Los Angeles County.

The program includes the introduction of congestion pricing by converting High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes; improving transit service and other alternatives to driving; updating transit facilities; and providing demand-based parking pricing in downtown Los Angeles.

It is about improving mobility and offering a safe and reliable trip for users. Everyone benefits with reduced congestion and greenhouse gas emissions (see the Green Fact Sheet ), increased travel time savings, and better trip reliability. Metro ExpressLanes is primarily funded with a $210 million congestion reduction demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Tolling began on November 10, 2012 on the I-110 and February 23, 2013 on the I-10. The one-year congestion reduction demonstration grant funding ends February 23, 2014 for the I-110 and I-10.

More choices for solo drivers. More rewards for carpoolers. More transit service. It's about time.

Metro ExpressLanes features include:

  • Conversion of the I-110 Harbor Transitway HOV lanes (Harbor Gateway Transit Center to Adams Blvd.) to HOT lanes
  • Conversion of the I-10 El Monte Busway HOV lanes (I-605 to Alameda St.) to HOT lanes
  • 59 new alternative fuel buses and operating subsidy for the demo period ( Silver Line , Foothill Transit, Gardena Transit and Torrance Transit)
  • El Monte Station Expansion
  • Transit Rewards Program
  • New Transit Station at Patsaouras Plaza
  • Harbor Transitway Park & Ride Upgrades
  • Metrolink Pomona Station Expansion
  • Transit Signal Priority Expanded in Downtown LA
  • 100 New Metro Vanpools
  • Carpool Loyalty Program
  • New bicycle lockers at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center & bicycle station at El Monte Station

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