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Express lanes are specially-designated highway lanes that offer toll-free travel for carpools, vanpools, motorcycles, buses and eligible clean-air vehicles. Solo drivers also have the choice to pay to use the lanes to avoid congestion.

Bay Area transportation agencies are developing a 550-mile network of Bay Area Express Lanes that will be completed in 2035. MTC will convert 150 miles of existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to express lanes and add 120 miles of new lanes to close network gaps. Ultimately, MTC will operate 270 miles of Bay Area Express Lanes.

Benefits

    Bay Area Express Lanes will:
  • Create a seamless network of HOV lanes
    to encourage carpools, vanpools and
    transit use,
  • Make the best use of HOV lane capacity,
  • Provide drivers with the choice for a more reliable travel option, and
  • Better manage lanes to keep traffic moving

 

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Bay Area Express Lanes

Map of Express Lanes Network