Express Lanes Policies

Read the policies that apply to the operation of MTC Express Lanes.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC’s) Express Lanes are operated by the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority (BAIFA), a joint powers authority between MTC and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA). As such, policies for MTC’s Express Lanes are approved by BAIFA.

Toll Facility Ordinance

MTC most recently amended its Toll Facility Ordinance, on Sept. 23, 2020, with the amendment taking effect Oct. 23, 2020. The amendment established the express lane tolling policy for MTC’s I-680 Express Lane Extension (southbound from Martinez through Walnut Creek), which will join up with MTC’s existing I-680 Express Lanes (southbound from Walnut Creek to Dublin), creating a continuous 23-mile express lane in Contra Costa County. The I-680 Express Lane Extension began tolling in August 2021.

Privacy Policy

The express lanes Privacy Policy establishes how personally identifiable information will be collected, used and protected. It was adopted by BAIFA on July 27, 2016.