The 14 miles of ExpressLanes between Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles and the 605 freeway debuted shortly after midnight. The initial toll to use the lanes from end-to-end was $3.25. The above photo was taken in the ExpressLanes central office in Gardena last night after the lanes opened.
With clear skies above and a sound weather forecast, everything looks like a go for the ExpressLanes on the I-10 to officially begin at 12:01 a.m. tonight. Or to put it another way, if you want to use the lanes after midnight tonight, you need to have a transponder in [continue reading]
Countdown to I-10 Metro ExpressLanes: understanding the differences between the 10 and the 110 ExpressLanes
The ExpressLanes on the 10 freeway are scheduled to open at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, weather permitting. While the concept is the same as the existing ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway, there are some similarities and differences. The big similarity: if you plan to use the lanes in [continue reading]
Here’s the news release from Metro: More than 80,000 FasTrak® ExpressLanes Transponders Issued; Numerous Discounts Offered Metro ExpressLanes to Debut Along 14 miles of the I-10 San Bernardino Freeway on Saturday, February 23 Following on the heels of the successful opening late last year of 11-miles of Metro ExpressLanes along [continue reading]
Here is the full transcript from the live web chat with ExpressLanes Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins from last Friday about Metro’s ExpressLanes project, which opens on the 110 freeway on Saturday. To get a FasTrak transponder to use the lanes — and everyone who uses the lanes must have one [continue reading]
ExpressLanes FAQ, part one — 10 days and counting until Los Angeles County’s first congestion pricing project opens.
121029_Top_10_FAQ We’re now 10 days from the opening of the ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and the Artesia Transit Center. The project is posting a top 10 of frequently-asked questions until then. Here’s part one; we’ll do our best to answer any remaining questions on our comments [continue reading]
If you don’t have your ExpressLanes transponder yet — and think you will use one — Mel, the Metro ExpressLanes Van, will be out and about tomorrow, setting up transponder accounts on FasTrak®. Visit her at the Farmer’s Market at L.A. City Hall tomorrow, as well as the following two [continue reading]
Here is the news release from Metro: Reaching a significant milestone in an innovative project to ease traffic congestion on two of Los Angeles County’s busiest freeways, Metro today celebrated the opening of the 5,000th FasTrak® account for traveling on the Metro ExpressLanes when they open on the I-110 Harbor [continue reading]
Metro and Caltrans offcials who today announced the opening of the Metro ExpressLanes Customer Walk-in Center in Gardena where the public can open a FasTrak® account and receive a FasTrak® [continue reading]
Metro and Caltrans announce availability of FasTrak transponders for ExpressLanes project on 10 and 110 freeways
The news: the transponders that are required to use the ExpressLanes are now available online, at a new customer centers in Gardena and El Monte and through the Auto Club. A press event is being held this morning and all the details are below in the news release from Metro: [continue reading]