The new TEXpress Lanes System is all about choice, predictable travel speeds and congestion relief. Currently, there are 40 miles of TEXpress Lanes open on six north Texas roadways. By the end of 2018, more than 120 miles of lanes on eight roadways will be operating. These lanes form a system across the Metroplex allowing drivers to commute from one side to the other with less congestion.
There are three types of TEXpress Lanes including:
Designed to relieve congestion, these lanes allow Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOVs) to use the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes for a fee. Registered and activated HOVs and motorcyclists can use the lanes at zero toll cost.
Tolled Managed Lanes
Designed to keep traffic moving at least 50 mph, traffic speeds are maintained through dynamic pricing, meaning the price fluctuates based on congestion in the lanes. Registered and activated HOVs and motorcyclists receive a 50 percent discount during peak travel periods. Examples include:
Designed to relieve congestion, these lanes are barrier separated from the mainlanes with fewer entrances and exits. Vehicles may use the lanes at zero toll cost.