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MTC Express Lanes

MTC Express Lanes are toll lanes where carpools, buses, motorcycles and clean air vehicles travel toll-free or pay a partial toll. Solo motorists who choose to pay a toll can use express lanes, too.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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MTC Express Lanes

MTC will operate 270 miles of the 600-mile Bay Area Express Lanes network; converting 150 miles of existing carpool lanes to Express Lanes and adding 120 miles of new lanes.

The first MTC-operated Express Lanes opened in October 2017 on I-680 between Walnut Creek and San Ramon. Upcoming MTC Express Lanes projects include I-880 in Alameda County; I-680 southbound from Martinez to Walnut Creek; and I-80 in Solano County.

Bay Area Express Lanes

Bay Area transportation agencies are developing a 600-mile network of Bay Area Express Lanes that will be completed in 2035. Lanes already are open on:

Want to know where express lanes are planned for the Bay Area? View the network map.

Read about how express lanes work.

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