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What are fast track lanes?

Last Updated: 29th February, 2020

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Express lanes let you enjoy more reliable travel as you bypass traffic congestion. FasTrak allows solo drivers to pay a toll to drive in express lanes. These are lane openings where you are allowed to enter or leave an express lane. Some highway exits may not be available when driving in an express lane.

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Similarly, it is asked, is FasTrak free for carpool?

Use FasTrak correctly for toll-free travel in Express Lanes as a carpool, motorcycle, or eligible CAV. You must use the new FasTrak Flex toll tag, set to position (2) or (3+). You do not need a toll tag for toll-free travel as a carpool.

Furthermore, how much does fast track cost? Everyone: $40-$50 start-up balance in FasTrak account. Carpool drivers: Will not be charged a toll to drive. Solo drivers: Will be charged between $0.25 and $1.40 per mile. The Daily News reports: "The solo trip on the 110 lanes will cost on average between $4 and $7 and a maximum of $15.40 from end to end."

Consequently, can I use Express Lane without FasTrak?

Yes. When you pass through a bridge toll lane without paying the toll or travel in the I-580 express lanes without a valid FasTrak tag, an image of your license plate is captured.

Is Fast Track Same as carpool?

Vanpools also can travel toll-free on both bridges and in Express Lanes. It's easy to join or form a carpool or vanpool. Use FasTrak correctly for toll-free or discounted travel in express lanes as a carpool, motorcycle or eligible clean air vehicle (CAV).

Related Question Answers

Rabeh Greinert

Professional

What happens if I don't pay FasTrak?

How much is the violation penalty for using an express lane without a valid FasTrak toll tag? The first penalty for toll evasion is $25. If payment is not received by the due date, an additional $45 delinquent penalty is added.

Liyong Carramanho

Professional

How does FasTrak know if you are a carpool?

The antennas track the vehicle and transmit its path to a computer that contains individual vehicle accounts. After a vehicle exits the ExpressLanes, the antennas tell the computer that the vehicle is gone, and the account is charged, if necessary. (Trips for eligible carpools, vanpools and motorcycles are free.)

Emanuel Pfefer

Professional

How do you pay for express lane?

FasTrak allows solo drivers to pay a toll to drive in express lanes. Carpools, motorcycles, clean air vehicles (CAVs) and other toll-exempt vehicles can travel toll free or at a discount in all express lanes, but need a FasTrak Flex or FasTrak CAV toll tag. Look for the dashed or broken lines.

Boutros Manzke

Explainer

Does Costco sell FasTrak?

Purchase a FasTrak® transponder at participating Costco Warehouses for $44.99 and get $5.01 in free tolls credited to your account once the transponder is activated at thetollroads.com/costco. FasTrak transponders are distributed at Albertsons' service desks or at another prominent location within the store.

Calisto Runnebom

Explainer

How much does FasTrak Flex cost?

To open an account using cash or a check deposit, an initial prepaid balance of $50 per toll tag plus a $20 per toll tag deposit is collected.

Enver Menachim

Explainer

What is HOV 2+ in California?

A high-occupancy vehicle lane (also known as an HOV lane, carpool lane, diamond lane, 2+ lane, and transit lane or T2 or T3 lanes) is a restricted traffic lane reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers, including carpools, vanpools, and transit buses.

Asmahan Buettgen

Pundit

How do you get a fast track?

Starting FasTrak is easy. When you open a new account, you'll order one or more FasTrak toll tags to be sent to you. Or, you can pick up a toll tag at a retail store, register it, and create an account. On the Sign Up page, you can also find a retail store to pick up a toll tag for immediate use.

Rosa Murgueitio

Pundit

Can you go through FasTrak without transponder?

If you go through a Fastrak lane without a toll tag mounted properly, you run the risk of a violation if the license plate is not accurate on your account, or if your account is at a $0 or negative balance. More importantly, California Highway Patrol can pull you over and give you a citation for toll evasion.

Wanda Arguin

Pundit

What happens if I pass a toll without paying?

Failure to pay a toll at the time of the transaction is a violation and you may be cited by law enforcement! Failure to pay a toll may also result in additional fees and penalties. Toll violation events that have been invoiced and mailed to you cannot be paid through the Missed a Toll process.

Asceneth Bronte

Pundit

How much are express lane tickets?

Violations issued by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) are $25.00, plus the cost of the toll. If a driver is pulled over by law enforcement for an Express Lanes violation, an additional citation may be issued (fines for a first offense start at $75, plus court fees).

Gwyneth Gstadtner

Pundit

What if you don't have cash for toll California?

$25 for toll evasion. “If you don't have any cash, just go through the toll plaza. You'll receive a violation notice.

Abdelhalak Dauman

Teacher

Do you have to pay for HOV lane?

HOT is an acronym for High Occupancy/Toll. HOT lanes similar to HOV Lanes in that they allow vehicles that meet the minimum occupancy requirements to use the lanes. However, SOV users have to pay a monetary toll. HOV users are typically not charged a toll when using HOT lanes.

Waleska Hardaev

Teacher

Who can drive in express lane?

Permitted vehicles
All 2 axle passenger vehicles and motorcycles are permitted. Trucks and vanpools with 2 axles are also permitted. Buses aren't subject to this restriction. Non-permitted vehicles on the Express Lanes include any vehicles with greater than 2 axles and vehicles towing trailers or boats.

Wisal Pertzborn

Teacher

How much does it cost to cross the Bay Bridge?

1, raising the cost of crossing the Bay Bridge to $7 during peak hours, as other spans jump to $6.

Xianping Tous

Teacher

How do you fight FasTrak tickets?

If there has been a mistake, you can resolve it. Use this button to find your violation, and then select the Dispute button to provide us with your information. If this is the first time you have received a violation, open a FasTrak account and we will waive the violation penalty amount so that you only pay the toll.

Ruiying Echavaria

Reviewer

How do you pay for toll roads?

Most toll booths accept a variety of payment types. Quarters, cash, debit and credit cards should be readily accepted; however, do not expect to pull out your check book at a toll booth.

Thor Goldhofer

Reviewer

What does fast track security mean?

What is FastTRACK? FastTrack Security provides a priority lane for passengers to skip the queue and reach the security search area quicker than the standard passenger, allowing you more time to relax before your flight in our departure lounge.

Tijan Halliwell

Reviewer

Where can I buy fast track pass?

Get a FasTrak toll tag at a participating Costco, Safeway or Walgreens location near you. Register it online to activate it. Mail in your account application and receive a ready-to-use tag in the mail. Or, stop by the FasTrak Customer Service Center in-person counter to pick one up.

Iberia Bostelmann

Reviewer

Can I use my FasTrak in a friend's car?

Sticker transponders cannot be moved from vehicle to vehicle. Hardcase transponders can be moved from vehicle to vehicle as long as the license plate number for each vehicle is listed on your account and the transponder is properly mounted. You can update all account information online or via our free app.