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How does the FasTrak Express Lane Work?

How does the FasTrak Express Lane Work?

Express lanes use FasTrak for the electronic collection of tolls. Overhead electronic pricing signs display the toll rate to use the express lanes to specific destinations. There are no tollbooths or traffic gates, and you don’t need to slow down or stop to provide a toll payment.

How does FasTrak know how many passengers?

How does FasTrak know if there are 2+ people in the vehicle? You have a transponder with a switch. You move it from 1 person, to 2 persons, to 3 persons as appropriate, and it sends the appropriate signal to the toll gates as you’re driving down the 110 and 10 Fast Trak lanes.

How do you pay for an express lane in California?

Drivers with standard or sticker FasTrak transponders can use the express lanes and pay with FasTrak, but they will pay the full toll regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle.

What happens if you use FasTrak without a pass?

If you use an express lane without a valid FasTrak toll tag, you will receive a violation notice. The following is a schedule of toll evasion penalties: First notice issued: $25 penalty. Second (delinquent) notice issued: $70 ($25 penalty plus $45 late fee).

Do you have to pay monthly for FasTrak?

There are no fees to open or to maintain a FasTrak account. Think of your FasTrak account as a little bank account for tolls. Your account must always have a balance, and tolls will be automatically deducted from your balance each time a toll is collected.

Is it worth it to get a FasTrak?


Can you drive in HOV lane with FasTrak?

Express lanes are free to carpools, motorcycles, vanpools and other eligible vehicles during the designated hours of operation provided the correct toll tag setting is used. Learn more about toll tag settings. Outside the hours of operation, the express lanes are free and open to regular traffic.

What happens if you go through FasTrak without a pass?

How much does fast track cost?

If you open an account using cash or check, FasTrak collects an initial prepaid balance for tolls of $50 per toll tag plus a $20 security deposit per toll tag ($70 total per toll tag)….How much does it cost to get a FasTrak Flex toll tag?

Number of Toll Tags Opening Prepaid Balance Refundable Security Deposit
4+ $25 x number of toll tags $20 x number of toll tags

How much does FasTrak cost monthly?

There are no fees to open or to maintain a FasTrak account. Think of your FasTrak account as a little bank account for tolls.

Is the I-580 Express lane toll free?

In order to travel toll-free on the I-580 Express Lane, carpoolers need to have a FasTrak Flex┬« toll tag set to 2 or 3+. Get a toll tag today. The I-580 Express Lanes operate Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. Outside of these hours, the lanes are open to all vehicles at no charge. Who can travel in the I-580 Express Lanes?

Do you have to have Flex tag on I 580?

Everyone using the I-580 Express lanes during operating hours (M-F 5am-8pm) must carry a valid toll tag properly mounted in the vehicle. If your flex tag is detected in different positions during your express lane trip, you will be charged based on the lowest occupancy that is detected.

Do you have to have a FasTrak flex to use the express lanes?

Carpoolers and those eligible to use carpool lanes (motorcycles, clean air vehicles with a white or green sticker) must have a FasTrak Flex (switchable) toll tag to use the lanes toll-free.

When did I 580 express lanes open in Alameda CA?

Alameda CTC formed a partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to develop and implement the I-580 Express Lanes Project. Electronic toll system installation began Spring 2015 and the new express lanes opened in February 2016.