What is Metro ExpressLanes?

Short Version. Metro ExpressLanes is a government program to administer variable-cost tolls on special lanes of Los Angeles County freeways. It uses the FasTrak Transponder; used by other toll programs in the state. The ExpressLanes program uses a special version of the transponder that has a switch allowing drivers to set one, two or three […]

Metro ExpressLanes for the broke

You’ve seen the freeway signs: Express Lanes are LA Metro’s idea to make money off plain-old HOV lanes¹. This is tricky to explain because in order to sell this idea to the public it became a very confusing government program. A little History What were once purely HOV lanes (High Occupancy Vehicles) on the 110 and 10 […]