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Metro ExpressLanes is a pilot, one-year demonstration program overseen by Metro, Caltrans and several other mobility partners that have joined forces to develop a package of solutions to improve traffic flow and provide enhanced travel options on the I-10 and I-110 Fwys. in Los Angeles County.

The program includes the introduction of congestion pricing by converting High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes; the improvement of transit service and other alternatives to driving; the updating of transit facilities; and the improvement of parking in downtown Los Angeles.

It is about improving mobility and offering a safe and reliable trip for users. Everyone benefits with reduced congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, increased travel time savings, and better trip reliability. Metro ExpressLanes is primarily funded with a $210 million congestion reduction demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Tolling began November 10, 2012 on the I-110 and on February 23, 2013 on the I-10. The one-year congestion reduction demonstration grant funding ends February 23, 2014 for the I-110 and I-10.

Metro ExpressLanes features include:

  • Conversion of the I-10 El Monte Busway HOV lanes (I-605 to Alameda St) to HOT lanes
  • Conversion of the I-110 Harbor Transitway HOV lanes (Harbor Gateway Transit Center (formerly Artesia Transit Center) to Adams Bl.) to HOT lanes
  • 59 new alternative fuel expansion buses and operating subsidy for the demo period 
  • El Monte Station Expansion
  • New Transit Station at Patsaouras Plaza
  • Harbor Transitway Park & Ride Upgrades
  • Metrolink Pomona Station Expansion
  • Transit Signal Priority Expanded in Downtown LA
  • 100 New Metro Vanpools
  • New expansion bicycle lockers at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center (formerly Artesia Transit Center) & bicycle station at El Monte Station
  • LA Express Park
  • Overall Program Budget - $290 million
  • Construction started in 2011
  • Customer Service Center opened Summer 2012 and the El Monte Customer Service Center opened Winter 2013.
  • Tolling began on the I-110 on November 10, 2012.
  • Tolling began on the I-10 on February 23, 2013.

The formal ExpressLanes demonstration period ended February 23, 2014. The ExpressLanes will remain in operation while we receive public comment and complete our evaluation. Please click on the “Public Meetings” tab for more information on ways that you can provide your feedback during the public comment period.

Effective February 24, 2014, vehicles displaying a DMV issued White or Green Clean Air Vehicle decal will be toll-free. All vehicles, including Clean Air Vehicles, are require to have a FasTrak® while traveling on the ExpressLanes. To obtain your toll-free trip, set your FasTrak switch to position 3 (3+ person carpool) prior to starting your trip. Clean energy vehicles that do not have a Clean Air Vehicle decal must drive with their FasTrak set according to their vehicle occupancy.

Effective June 1, 2014, ALL customer accounts will be assessed a $1 monthly account maintenance fee. There will no longer be an option to have the monthly account maintenance fee waived with four one-way trips per month, nor will there be a waiver for LA County residents. This monthly fee will continue to be waived for Equity Plan customers ONLY.


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ExpressLanes Phishing Scam Alert
Posted by Lily Allen on August 1, 2014 5:28 pm
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Other actions taken by the Board of Directors today, including motion on Orange Line upgrades
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Other actions taken by the Metro Board at their meeting today: •The Board approved a motion by Board Members Paul Krekorian, Eric Garcetti, Michael Antonovich, Zev Yaroslavsky, John Fasana and Ara ...
Metro Board of Directors July meeting about to begin
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 24, 2014 9:35 am
View this document on Scribd Good morning, readers and riders! The gavel will shortly drop on the July meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. This will be the first full Board meeting with Los ...
Motion proposes further study of ExpressLanes for part of the 105 freeway
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 17, 2014 3:37 pm
View this document on Scribd The above motion is scheduled to be considered by the Metro Board of Directors this month — the motion seeks to launch environmental studies of adding ExpressLanes ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, July 9
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 9, 2014 1:34 pm
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...
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Posted by Anna Chen on May 29, 2014 1:38 pm
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Posted by Steve Hymon on May 22, 2014 10:49 am
The Board unanimously approved a $5.5-billion budget for the fiscal year running from this July 1 through June 30, 2015. Here is the updated news release from Metro to reflect the fare changes the ...
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, May 20
Posted by Steve Hymon on May 20, 2014 11:32 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, May 14
Posted by Steve Hymon on May 14, 2014 1:16 pm
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...
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Posted by Anna Chen on May 9, 2014 3:55 pm
Photo: C.I.C.L.E. Join Temple City in celebrating the completion of the Rosemead Boulevard Safety Enhancements and Beautification Project this Saturday, May 10, at the Grand Opening Festival. The ...

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