USING CARPOOL LANES
We offer toll discounts to carpools and motorcycles during commute hours on all Bay Area toll bridges and toll-free travel in express lanes when using FasTrak correctly. Eligible Clean Air Vehicles (CAVs) receive discounts on all state-owned Bay Area toll bridges (but not the Golden Gate Bridge) and toll-free travel in express lanes.
All Bay Area toll bridges have designated carpool lanes allowing these vehicles to bypass traffic congestion. The number of people needed to be a carpool is posted along the highway carpool lanes. Vanpools also can travel toll-free on both bridges and in Express Lanes. It's easy to join or form a carpool or vanpool.
Bay Area Express Lanes - Toll-Free
Use FasTrak correctly for toll-free travel in Express Lanes as a carpool, motorcycle, or eligible CAV.
In the I-580 and I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes
You must use the new FasTrak Flex toll tag, set to position (2) or (3+).
In the SR-237 and I-680 Sunol Express Lanes
You do not need a toll tag for toll-free travel as a carpool. If you have a standard FasTrak toll tag, put it into a Mylar bag to avoid detection. If you have a FasTrak Flex toll tag, set it to position (2) or (3+).
For more information on Clean Air Vehicles,
Toll Bridges - Commute Time Discounts
During commute times, carpools and motorcycles can receive toll discounts on Bay Area Bridges. Eligible CAVs can receive toll discounts on all Bay Area bridges except the Golden Gate Bridge. Carpool hours are posted on roadside signage at each location. You must use the designated carpool lane with a valid FasTrak toll tag to receive the discounted toll rate.
* Toll rates for two-axle vehicles shown.
Vanpools Cross Toll-Free - Rideshare
Qualifying vanpools with 11 to 15 passengers and registered with 511 Rideshare can cross the bridges toll-free. Getting started is easy. For more information and how to qualify, visit
or call 511, say "Rideshare" and ask to speak with a vanpool consultant.
Join or Form a Carpool or Vanpool - RideMatch
People in a carpool or vanpool can spend less time driving, reduce carbon emissions, and lower their parking costs - in addition to receiving toll discounts or toll-free travel. Use the
service to find others with similar commutes and then arrange a carpool or vanpool.