Express toll lanes (ETLs) are optional freeway lanes that charge variable tolls to commuters who use them. The purpose of the tolls is to prevent the lanes from getting overcrowded. The price in the lanes changes to match the traffic demand. High-occupancy vehicles using the toll lanes generally pay lower rates or no toll at all. Buses and vanpools use the lanes at no charge.
Express Toll Lanes Reduce Congestion
The variable toll adjusts based on traffic congestion.
Most express toll lanes are managed to keep traffic flowing at 45 miles per hour or more during rush hours.
Today, 60 express toll lane projects