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FasTrak On I-10 & I-110 ExpressLanes

A FasTrak transponder is mandatory to use the I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes in Los Angeles.  Furthermore, a switchable transponder is needed for qualifying carpools to get a discount.

As a benefit to its accountholders, the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) now only issues switchable transponders.

These transponders have a switch that can be set to indicate that there are one, two or three or more occupants in the vehicle.  Prior to starting a trip, it is the driver's responsibility to indicate the number of occupants in the vehicle by moving the transponder's switch to the appropriate setting (1, 2, 3+).

On the I-110 ExpressLanes, carpools with two or more people, vanpools and motorcycles travel toll-free.  On the I-10 ExpressLanes, carpools with three or more people, vanpools and motorcycles travel toll-free.  Solo drivers can choose to use the I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes for a toll.  All vehicles, regardless of the number of occupants, must have a FasTrak transponder mounted to the windshield per state law in order to drive in the ExpressLanes.

Vehicles using the I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes with a standard transponder (not switchable) will be charged a nonrefundable toll regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle.  Similarly, all vehicles - no matter the number of occupants or option selected on the switchable transponder - will be charged a toll on The Toll Roads, which do not offer reduced tolls for double or high occupancy vehicles.

Click here to visit the Metro ExpressLanes website to learn more.