Toll roads offer the option of a faster trip, and can be used in LA and Orange counties with a FasTrak® transponder.
FasTrak is an electronic toll-collection system that allows drivers to travel without stopping. Your toll is automatically deducted from a prepaid account using a transponder that is mounted on the inside of your windshield.
FasTrak can be used to pay tolls on all California toll roads, toll lanes and toll bridges. For more information on FasTrak click here. And for details on toll roads in LA and Orange counties, scroll below.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Metro Express Lanes
Metro ExpressLanes is a one-year demonstration program overseen by Metro, Caltrans and several other mobility partners to develop multi-modal solutions to improve traffic flow and provide enhanced travel options on the I-110 and I-10 Freeways 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; improving transit service and providing other alternatives to driving; updating transit facilities; and providing demand-based parking pricing in downtown Los Angeles.
The ExpressLanes are toll-free for carpools, vanpools and motorcycles, and available for a toll to solo drivers. All you need is a FasTrak transponder.
Benefits include reduced congestion and greenhouse gas emissions (see the Green Fact Sheet), increased travel time savings, and better trip reliability.
For more information and to open an account, visit metroexpresslanes.net.
Toll Roads in Orange County
Choosing to drive The Toll Roads (State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261) and the 91 Express Lanes in Southern California can help cut your daily commute time, save stress and get you to your destination faster. Both the 91 Express Lanes and The Toll Roads accept FasTrak for payment. Additionally, The Toll Roads accept four other payment methods.
The Toll Roads (State Routes 73, 133, 241, and 261)
Located in Orange County, The Toll Roads are the largest toll road network in California, totaling 51 miles and accounting for more than 20 percent of the highways in Orange County.
Every weekday, more than 250,000 vehicles use The Toll Roads to avoid congested freeways and side streets. They’re the faster, easier way to get where you’re going and can save you time, gas, stress and vehicle wear and tear.
The Toll Roads offer five ways to pay tolls (FasTrak, three new ExpressAccount™ types and a One-Time-Toll™ option), so there's a custom payment method that will work for every driver - no matter their method of payment, when they want to pay their toll and how much of California they intend to explore. Compare all payment methods. Toll rates are available at The Toll Roads’ website.
The Toll Roads have eliminated the need to stop and pay cash at toll booths. Now every vehicle can travel nonstop thanks to four new ways to pay that were developed for drivers by drivers.
The 91 Express Lanes
The 91 Express Lanes is a 10-mile managed lane built in the median of State Route 91 (SR-91) between the Orange and Riverside County line and State Route 55 (Costa Mesa Freeway).
Operated by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), the 91 Express Lanes saves motorists an average 30 minutes per trip during rush hour. If you are traveling between Riverside and Orange counties, you can take the 91 Express Lanes for a fast, safe, reliable alternative to SR-91.
Traffic always flows freely thanks to a pricing structure that changes according to demand. Be sure to check the toll on message signs before entering the 91 Express Lanes; they display tolls for one-way travel during the times and days shown.
Three or more passengers traveling together in the “3+ Lane” when passing through the toll zone can ride free during most hours, except when traveling eastbound Monday through Friday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. At these times, carpools of three or more can still save money by earning a 50 percent discount on the posted toll. Discounts are also available for motorcycles, pure zero-emission vehicles, and vehicles displaying disabled or disabled veteran license plates issued by the DMV.
FasTrak® is the only payment method accepted. Tolls cannot be paid manually. If you drive through the 91 Express Lanes without a FasTrak transponder, you may receive a violation notice. For more information, visit 91expresslanes.com.