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Using the ExpressLanes


SOLO DRIVERS on the I-110 and I-10 with a FasTrak® transponder now have the choice to pay a toll to use the ExpressLanes.

CARPOOLS AND VANPOOLS can use the ExpressLanes toll-free with a FasTrak® Flex transponder.

The I-110 and I-10 Metro ExpressLanes regulations will be enforced by the California Highway Patrol using visual and electronic means. Watch the Rules of the Road video.

Vehicles displaying a DMV issued white or green Clean Air Vehicle decal can use the ExpressLanes toll-free with a switchable FasTrak Flex set to 3 (3+ person carpool).

  1. Prior to starting your trip, you will indicate the number of occupants in your vehicle by moving the switch on the transponder to the appropriate setting (1, 2, 3+). Note: 2-person carpools are charged a toll on the I-10 ExpressLanes Mon-Fri 5-9am and 4-7pm.
  2. The I-110 and I-10 Metro ExpressLanes will operate 24/7 and will be separated from the general purpose lanes by double solid white lines. The fine for crossing the double solid white lines is an approximate minimum of $491.
  3. The first sign will be a FASTRAK ONLY ExpressLanes sign approximately 1/2 mile away from the entrance to signify the distance remaining to enter the ExpressLanes. Entry to and exit from the ExpressLanes will be indicated by a single dashed white line.
  4. Tolls on the ExpressLanes are based on the current congestion level and the length of your trip. Approximately 1/4 mile away from the entrance to the ExpressLanes, the second overhead electronic sign displays two toll amounts:
    1) The current toll from this entrance to the next major exit; and
    2) the current toll from this entrance to the end of the ExpressLanes.
    Your rate is locked in at the beginning of your trip.
  5. “HOV Only”: When demand increases and travel speeds fall below 45 mph, the message displayed on the electronic sign will change to say “HOV only” and indicates that the toll paying drivers will not be allowed to enter the ExpressLanes until the speeds go above 45 mph. Toll paying drivers already in the ExpressLanes when the sign displays “HOV only” will be able to complete their trip.
  6. The third sign indicates the entry point to the ExpressLanes and informs drivers that FasTrak is required to use the ExpressLanes.
  7. The fourth sign marks the start of the ExpressLanes toll segment and is the final reminder to the driver that FasTrak is required beyond this point.
  8. Once you are beyond the ExpressLanes entry/exit point, where the dashed white line ends and the double solid white lines begin again, an overhead antenna will read the FasTrak transponder, and for solo drivers who choose to use the ExpressLanes, the correct toll amount will be automatically deducted from your FasTrak account based upon the toll amounts displayed to you on the second sign. Those vehicles that are carpooling and meet the minimum occupancy requirements will not have a toll deducted from their account.
  9. Motorcycles do not need a FasTrak transponder to use the ExpressLanes.