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FasTrak® Makes Bay Area Travel Easier in 2022

MTC and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) encourage travelers to get FasTrak® — the fastest and easiest way to pay tolls on bridges, Express Lanes and even for parking at San Francisco International Airport.

A FasTrak tag is a small device that mounts on a vehicle’s windshield — and it’s easy to use. Customers can simply add money to their FasTrak accounts, and each time they use it, the toll amount is automatically deducted from the prepaid balance. Watch this video to see how simple it is.

There are different ways to get a FasTrak tag and different types of tags, depending on your vehicle and your driving habits.

How to Get a FasTrak Tag


By Phone:

  • Call toll free (877) 229-8655, or dial 511 and ask for “FasTrak” at the first prompt
  • Phone service is available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Mail:

In Person:

Choosing the Right Toll Tag

FasTrak has three types of toll tags: Standard, Flex and CAV.

  • FasTrak Standard tags are perfect for paying bridge tolls.
  • FasTrak Flex tags allow carpools and motorcycles to receive toll discounts in Bay Area Express Lanes. A FasTrak Flex toll tag also works on bridges and to pay for parking at San Francisco International Airport.
  • FasTrak CAV tags allow eligible clean air vehicles (CAVs) to receive discounted single-occupant travel in the I-880, I-680 Contra Costa and SR-237 Express Lanes.

Who Uses FasTrak?

FasTrak customers already account for about three-quarters of all crossings at the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges. All Bay Area bridges now are cash-free and use all-electronic tolling. FasTrak makes toll payment a breeze.

License Plate Accounts

As an alternative, drivers may open a License Plate Account. This pay-as-you-go option links a license plate to your account and then charges that account whenever the vehicle crosses a toll bridge. (License Plate Accounts are not valid for Express Lanes.)

About FasTrak

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) administers all toll revenues from the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges. BATA also operates FasTrak in partnership with the California Department of Transportation and the California Highway Patrol.

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