Using Metro ExpressLanes
A Metro ExpressLanes FasTrak account allows you to declare the number of people in the vehicle enabling HOV/carpools discounts and toll-free trips on the I-10 and I-110 Metro ExpressLanes.
Prior to starting your trip, indicate the number of persons in your vehicle by moving the switch on the FasTrak Flex to the appropriate setting (1, 2, 3+).
Pay as You Go Notice of Toll Evasion Violation provides for the use of the I-110 and I-10 Metro ExpressLanes without a FasTrak Flex transponder or registered account at a reduced violation rate. The registered owner of the vehicle with the DMV is responsible for the toll payments. The vehicle owner will receive a notice for the toll amount, plus a $4 processing fee.
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 are indicated by a single dashed white line.
The second overhead electronic sign displays two toll amounts:
1) current toll from entrance point to the next major exit; and
2) current toll from entrance point to the end of the ExpressLanes.
The third sign indicates the entry point to the ExpressLanes and informs drivers that FasTrak is required to use the ExpressLanes.
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.
Once you pass the ExpressLanes entry/exit point, where the dashed white line ends and the double solid white lines begin, an overhead antenna will read the FasTrak Flex transponder and deduct the toll amount from your FasTrak account based on occupancy and toll displayed at the time.
Motorcycles do not need a FasTrak account or transponder to use the ExpressLanes.
The I-10 and I-110 Metro ExpressLanes operate 24/7 and are separated from the general-purpose lanes by double solid white lines. The fine for crossing the double solid white lines is a minimum of $491.
ON THE I-10 FREEWAY: Vehicles with three or more occupants will be able to use Metro ExpressLanes toll-free at all hours.
Vehicles with two occupants pay a toll during peak hours (5am-9am; 4pm-7pm) but will have toll-free access during off-peak hours.
ON THE I-110 FREEWAY: Vehicles with two or more occupants per vehicle can use the Metro ExpressLanes toll-free at all hours.
The I-10 and I-110 Metro ExpressLanes are enforced by the California Highway Patrol and Occupancy Detection System. Occupancy Detection System is an automated-detection technology that determines the number of persons in a vehicle and compares it to the switch setting on the transponder allowing Metro to charge the proper tolls for ExpressLanes travel. For more information on Occupancy Detection System, click here.