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TRANSPORTATION

Overview

The goal of express lanes is to ease congestion, improve the flow of traffic and give drivers travel options. Tolls in the express lanes are dynamically priced to help maintain traffic flow and change based on the amount of traffic in the express lanes. With dynamic pricing, toll rates increase as the express lanes become more congested. Dynamic pricing is designed to provide more predictable drive times, particularly during peak travel.

Benefits

Provide Drivers
with Travel
Choices

Offer a More
Predictable
Travel Time

Deliver a Long-Term
Solution to
Manage Congestion

Reduce
Fuel Consumption

Decrease
Air Pollution

How Do Express Lanes Work?

Drivers can continue to travel in the general lanes or make the choice to use the express lanes. Since express lanes are designed with a limited number of entrance and exit locations, please be sure you can reach your destination prior to entering. The express lanes toll will be posted on electronic signs well in advance of the entrance, giving plenty of time to choose whether or not to use the express lanes. Upon entering the express lanes you will pay the rate displayed on the sign until you reach the next decision point. Tolls will be collected automatically with a properly mounted, active SunPass or other interoperable transponder (visit SunPass.com for more info). Drivers cannot pay for tolls in the express lanes using cash or TOLL-BY-PLATE, as they will be considered a violator and subject to additional fees.

Who Can Use the Express Lanes?

Any two-axle vehicle equipped with SunPass can use the express lanes. Trucks with three or more axles and passenger cars pulling trailers or boats are not permitted.

The following vehicles qualify for a toll exemption in the express lanes on interstates and non-Turnpike facilities ONLY, but they must register annually:

  • Vanpools
  • Public transit buses
  • School buses
  • Over-the-road buses

To use the express lanes on a Turnpike facility, registered vanpools, public transit buses, school buses and over-the road buses are only required to pay the general toll and will not be charged the additional express lane toll.
To register a qualifying vehicle, please visit www.sunpass.com/busreg to fill out an application or call 1-888-865-5351.