USING CARPOOL LANES
We offer toll discounts to
carpools, motorcycles, and eligible Clean Air Vehicles (CAV) during
commute hours on all Bay Area toll bridges and toll-free travel in
express lanes when using FasTrak correctly.
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 —
Use FasTrak correctly for toll-free travel in Express Lanes as a
carpool, motorcycle, or eligible CAV.
the I-580 and I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes
You must use the new FasTrak Flex toll tag, set to position (2) or
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, click here
Toll Bridges — Commute Time
During commute times, carpools, motorcycles, and eligible CAVs can
receive toll discounts on Bay Area Bridges. 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 rates for two-axle
Vanpools Cross Toll-Free —
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 511 Rideshare
or call 511, say "Rideshare"
and ask to speak with a vanpool consultant.
Join or Form a Carpool or Vanpool
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 511 RideMatch
find others with similar commutes and then arrange a carpool or