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The price to use the lane increases or decreases every few minutes depending on traffic. Learn how to read Express Lane pricing and signs.

Watch our two-minute video to learn how much Express Lanes cost.

Bay Area Express Lanes have sections where access into or out of the lane is restricted (separated with double white lines) and sections where it is unrestricted (separated with a dashed white line). 

Getting in and out of express lanes diagram.

Learn more about "Restricted Access," "Mostly Open Access," and "Open Access"

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) performs enforcement for all Bay Area Express Lanes. CHP enforces all laws within the California Vehicle Code while patrolling Bay Area Express Lanes, including:

  • Carpool occupancy requirements
  • Clean air vehicle requirements
  • Proper mounting of valid license plates
  • Illegal lane and buffer crossing
  • Proper mounting of a valid FasTrak® toll tag
  • Proper switch position setting on a FasTrak Flex® toll tag

License plate cameras identify vehicles in the express lane without a valid FasTrak® toll tag. The registered vehicle owner receives a violation notice for the toll amount plus a $10 penalty. If unpaid, a second notice is sent and an additional $20 penalty is assessed. 

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