Pay as You Go
Reduces the cost for drivers without FasTrak.
Under the new Metro ExpressLanes Pay as You Go pilot, the cost of using the ExpressLanes without a valid FasTrak account/transponder has been reduced to $4 plus the posted toll rate. Prior to this policy, driving in the Metro ExpressLanes without a valid FasTrak account/transponder would have cost a minimum of $25 plus the posted toll rate.
How it Works
If a vehicle enters the Metro ExpressLanes on the I-10 and I-110 without a valid FasTrak account/transponder, a notice of toll evasion violation is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle with payment instructions for the toll amount plus a $4 processing fee which must be paid within 30 days to avoid additional penalties.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will be mailed to the registered vehicle owner?
Under this new policy, if a vehicle travels in the ExpressLanes without a valid FasTrak account/transponder, a “Notice of Toll Evasion” will be mailed to the registered vehicle owner with details about the vehicle and the trip, along with a summary of the amount due and instructions for payment.
How much will I owe?
Without a FasTrak account/transponder, the amount due on the first mailed notice will be the posted toll amount at the time of the trip, plus a $4 processing fee. The balance must be paid within 30 days.
What happens if I don’t pay within 30 days?
If the balance due on the first mailed notice is not paid in 30 days, the fees will increase and may eventually result in DMV registration hold and/or collections action.
With this new policy in place, what is the benefit of having a FasTrak account and transponder?
Drivers without FasTrak accounts miss out on the following ExpressLanes benefits:
- Toll-free travel for HOVs with FasTrak Flex
- No per-trip processing fees
- Tolls automatically debited from your pre-paid account
- Participation in the Low Income Assistance Plan, for eligible members
- Earning toll credits by taking eligible transit trips through the Transit Rewards program
- Opportunities to receive toll credits through the Carpool Loyalty program
- Access to other FasTrak facilities throughout California