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MTC Express Lanes

MTC Express Lanes are carpool lanes that are free for carpools, buses, motorcycles and other eligible vehicles. Solo motorists — who choose to pay a toll — can use express lanes, too.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Update

MTC Express Lanes

MTC will operate 270 miles of the 550-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 between Walnut Creek and Martinez; and I-80 in Solano County.

Bay Area Express Lanes

Bay Area transportation agencies are developing a 550-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.

Want to know how express lanes work? Read the explanation.

Have a question? Review our  FAQs.

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