How will enforcement work on the Metro
In order for the Metro ExpressLanes to operate
efficiently, a combination of visual monitoring by California
Highway Patrol (CHP) vehicles, photo enforcement and FasTrak® will
be used to ensure legal use of the ExpressLanes. When traveling on
the Metro ExpressLanes, a beacon light will indicate the
transponder occupancy setting. The beacon light is visible to the
CHP who will perform a visual verification of the vehicle
occupancy and cite non-compliant drivers. In addition to the CHP,
if a driver uses the Metro ExpressLanes without a valid
transponder, a photo of the vehicle license plate will be taken
and the registered owner of the vehicle will be issued a Notice of
Toll Evasion Violation.
What happens if I have both my standard and
switchable transponder in the car?
It is not advised to have both transponders in the car at
the same time when traveling on the I-10 ExpressLanes unless you
have a mylar bag covering the standard transponder. This is
because the system cannot distinguish between the two transponders
so the standard transponder could be charged the toll even if the
switchable transponder indicated the toll-free carpool switch
What if I have a rental car?
Log into your account to update your vehicle information
by adding the license plate of the rental car. You can provide an
end date for the rental period. Next, simply mount your
transponder in the rental vehicle. These steps are important
because if the plate is not listed on your account and the
transponder is not read, the transaction will be processed as a
toll evasion violation, which may result in penalties by Metro
ExpressLanes and/or the rental company.