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). Policies for MTC’s Express Lanes are approved by BAIFA.
Current Toll Facility Ordinance
Revisions to BAIFA’s Toll Facility Ordinance were approved on May 24, 2023, to clarify the violation penalties and revise the exceptions to the assessment of penalties to include a one-time waiver (effective July 1, 2023, and expiring September 30, 2024) as approved by BAIFA Resolution No. 36, Revised.
As updated May 24, 2023:
History of Changes to BAIFA's Toll Facility Ordinance
|July 27, 2016||Adoption of BAIFA's Toll Facility Ordinance for Express Lanes.|
|January 22, 2020||Revisions to BAIFA's Toll Facility Ordinance to add tolling rules for I-880 Express Lanes and update tolling rules for I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes.|
|September 23, 2020||Revisions to BAIFA's Toll Facility Ordinance to apply existing tolling rules for the I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes to the extension of the express lane on I-680 southbound from Martinez to Walnut Creek.|
|June 22, 2022||Revisions to BAIFA's Toll Facility Ordinance to enable tolling-related pilots, allow modifications to violation penalty amounts and exceptions by board resolution, and to define the Executive Director's authority in an emergency.|
|July 27, 2022||Revisions to BAIFA’s Toll Facility Ordinance to lower express lane violation penalties, as approved by BAIFA Resolution No. 36.|
|May 24, 2023||Revisions to BAIFA’s Toll Facility Ordinance to clarify the violation penalties and revise the exceptions to the assessment of penalties to include a One-Time Waiver effective July 1, 2023, and expiring September 30, 2024, by BAIFA Resolution No. 36, Revised.|
Attention: Material changes were made on March 8, 2023.
As updated March 8, 2023: