|I-15 Express Lanes: San Diego's HOT lane system is truly multi-modal and very user-friendly to all 2+ HOV's. MTS Rapid buses serve the corridor from early morning until late night and only solo drivers have to have a FasTrak and pay tolls.|
By: Nicholas Ventrone, Community Engagement Director
They're popping into major highway corridors all over the country like hotcakes. They are called high occupancy tolled express lanes.
|91 Express Lanes 3 Ride Free: 3+ HOV's with a FasTrak-registered vehicle and transponder travel toll-free except eastbound between 4-6pm Monday through Friday where HOV tolls are 50% off.|
To use the HOT lanes in the Inland Empire as a toll-paying driver, motorists have to pre-register for the ETC or FasTrak toll transponder in which tolls are deducted automatically from the account when one travels through the corridor. Under the ETC system, motorists don't have to stop at a toll plaza to pay.
|I-10 Metro ExpressLanes: LA Metro Silver Line, Foothill Transit Silver Streak Rapid Express, and additional local-plus express buses serve the HOT lanes and the iconic El Monte Busway corridor.|
If designed right, high occupancy vehicles, express transit buses, and toll-paying non-HOV's will be able to get around the Inland Empire quickly with the dual express lane infrastructure in each direction which would certainly increase multi-modal transit options.
I have quite a bit to talk about the proposed Inland Empire toll lanes. So buckle up.