Alameda County Express Lanes

Alameda County Express Lanes Express lanes increase the efficiency of our highways. They are free for carpoolers. Solo drivers can choose to pay a toll. www.AlamedaCTC.org/ExpressLanes
Express Lanes help manage growing traffic congestion on I-680 and I-580 and provide people with new commute choices. The I-580 Express Lanes through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore are free for carpools, vanpools, buses, motorcycles and eligible clean-air vehicles equipped with a FasTrak® Flex toll tag. Solo driver can choose to use the lanes for a fast reliable commute by with any FasTrak toll tag. Just open a prepaid FasTrak® account, install a FasTrak® toll tag in your vehicle and electronically paying a toll. Toll prices will be set according to the level of congestion in the lanes, with a goal to keep traffic moving smoothly. Tolls will be collected using the FasTrak® electronic toll collection system. No tollbooths will be used. All of the existing general purpose lanes will remain free of charge to all commuters.
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09/16/2019

There was an incident on I-580 near Hacienda where all lanes except the express lane were closed. Alameda CTC will take care of the tolls so those forced into the express lane due to the incident will not get charged. For additional information, please contact Alameda CTC.

Tomorrow (Thurs, May 10) is Bike to School and Bike to Work Day. Please look out for bikes!Planning to bike? Find an Ene...
05/09/2018

Tomorrow (Thurs, May 10) is Bike to School and Bike to Work Day. Please look out for bikes!
Planning to bike? Find an Energizer Station along your route here: https://bikeeastbay.org/Energizer2018

#680Express Lanes By the Numbers:
05/02/2018

#680Express Lanes By the Numbers:

Tomorrow we’re kicking off construction on the new Northbound Express Lane Project on I-680 over the Sunol Grade. This n...
04/18/2018
I-680 Sunol Northbound Express Lane Project : Alameda CTC

Tomorrow we’re kicking off construction on the new Northbound Express Lane Project on I-680 over the Sunol Grade. This new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV)/Express Lane will promote carpooling and ridesharing. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2IPZgZ8
We will keep you posted on construction updates. #680Express

Alameda CTC plans, funds and delivers transportation projects and programs throughout Alameda County, Calif., and distributes funds from Measures B and BB and the Vehicle Registration Fee.

Alameda County Express Lanes
04/17/2018

Alameda County Express Lanes

Alameda County Express Lanes's cover photo
04/17/2018

Alameda County Express Lanes's cover photo

Construction of a new I-680 Northbound Sunol Express Lane will begin in early 2018. This first phase of the project will...
12/20/2017
Construction of I-680 Northbound Express Lane to begin in early 2018 : Alameda CTC

Construction of a new I-680 Northbound Sunol Express Lane will begin in early 2018. This first phase of the project will widen the existing freeway and construct a new ~9-mile express lane and associated improvements on northbound I-680 between Auto Mall Parkway and SR-84 in Alameda County, providing congestion relief in the corridor. The project also includes upgrades to the adjacent southbound I-680 Sunol Express Lane, modifying the access configuration from controlled access to a near continuous access configuration, similar to that on the I-580 Express Lane corridor through the Tri-Valley. https://www.alamedactc.org/news_items/view/21984

Alameda CTC plans, funds and delivers transportation projects and programs throughout Alameda County, Calif., and distributes funds from Measures B and BB and the Vehicle Registration Fee.

10/12/2017

Now, more than ever, please #SpareTheAir. Find a carpool match using one of the easy apps at Rideshare.511.org.
Bonus: you get to use the express lanes toll free.
#CarpoolInstead

10/06/2017

The new I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes (between Walnut Creek and San Ramon) open this Monday, Oct 9. #FasTrak or #FasTrakFlex is required to use the lanes (just like on the #580Express Lanes). Note: if you carpool on the 680 Sunol Express Lane and will also be using the express lanes in Contra Costa, make sure to get a Flex tag. bayareafastrak.org

It's #ShareYourRide Week. Skip the traffic and use the express lanes toll free with a carpool. Find your match at Ridesh...
10/02/2017

It's #ShareYourRide Week. Skip the traffic and use the express lanes toll free with a carpool. Find your match at Rideshare.511.org Apps make it easy and convenient.

09/14/2017

There was an incident on westbound 580 this morning (Thursday, Sept 14) that impacted the #580express lanes. If you were stuck in traffic in the express lanes, don't worry - we have refunded all tolls.

Timeline Photos
05/10/2017

Timeline Photos

Interested in finding a carpool so you can save time and use the express lanes for free? Check out the options at http:/...
04/07/2017

Interested in finding a carpool so you can save time and use the express lanes for free? Check out the options at http://rideshare.511.org/ Apps make it super easy to schedule a carpool that is easy for you.

Carpooling up, congestion down along Tri-Valley corridor
03/17/2017
Carpooling up, congestion down along Tri-Valley corridor

Carpooling up, congestion down along Tri-Valley corridor

Carpooling is up and congestion is down along the I-580 corridor in the Tri-Valley area, according to a new report card for the I-580 express toll lanes that opened up last February.

03/16/2017
Commuters are benefiting: less congestion, greater reliability and expanded choices in the I-580 Express Lanes : Alameda CTC

Data from the first year of operations of the I-580 Express Lanes shows what commuters have experienced: less congestion, greater reliability and expanded choices through the Tri-Valley. Since the new lanes opened in February 2016, more than 7.6 million trips have been made, with an average of approximately 30,000 trips per day. Average speeds in the express lanes are on average 10 miles per hour faster than the general purpose lanes along the same corridor.
http://www.alamedactc.org/news_items/view/20702

Alameda CTC plans, funds and delivers transportation projects and programs throughout Alameda County, Calif., and distributes funds from Measures B and BB and the Vehicle Registration Fee.

03/07/2017

A reminder from Caltrans: In Livermore, California westbound Vallecitos Road will be closed at SR84/Isabel for the next two months while construction of retaining walls and drainage systems are installed. Westbound traffic is detoured via Vineyard. A single eastbound lane is open.

The City of Pleasanton is partnering with Scoop for special pricing and bonuses for commuters who live or work in Pleasa...
02/10/2017

The City of Pleasanton is partnering with Scoop for special pricing and bonuses for commuters who live or work in Pleasanton.
For a limited time, if you work or live in Pleasanton, you can receive $2 towards every carpool trip planned with Scoop - a carpool matching app. #CarpoolInstead and use the #ExpressLanes toll free. Learn more:
http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/visitor/gettingaround/default.asp

Bay Area Rapid Transit and Scoop are partnering to provide guaranteed parking at the Dublin, California/Pleasanton, Cali...
01/18/2017
511 SF Bay

Bay Area Rapid Transit and Scoop are partnering to provide guaranteed parking at the Dublin, California/Pleasanton, California BART station to riders who carpool to the station using Scoop. Sign up now - it starts this Monday, Jan 23! It's easy to #CarpoolInstead (and you get to use the express lanes toll free).

Bay Area Rapid Transit, 511 SF Bay and Scoop partner to bring Dublin/Pleasanton BART riders guaranteed parking until 10 a.m. No more beating the rush--get there when you want when you carpool with Scoop!

The next express lanes to open in the Bay Area are the I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes between Walnut Creek and San Ram...
12/22/2016
I-680 Contra Costa County | Plans + Projects | Our Work | Metropolitan Transportation Commission

The next express lanes to open in the Bay Area are the I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes between Walnut Creek and San Ramon (north and southbound). Operated by MTC, these express lanes are scheduled to open in 2017. http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/mtc-express-lanes/i-680-contra-costa-county

CreditNoah Berger Monday, September 26, 2016 Update MTC and its partners are planning the following improvements on I-680 in Contra Costa County: Convert existing carpool lanes to express lanes between Rudgear Road in Walnut Creek and Alcosta Blvd. in San Ramon in both directions. Build southbound e...

Give yourself the gift of time (and use the express lanes for free) - carpool instead! Use code ALAMEDA05 and save using...
12/14/2016

Give yourself the gift of time (and use the express lanes for free) - carpool instead! Use code ALAMEDA05 and save using any carpool app at https://carpool.511.org/1

Alameda CTC
11/10/2016

Alameda CTC

Carpooling is a great way to fly past traffic and save money. What best describes your Carpool Personality? Vote by commenting on this post with one of the below hashtags. And get $5 off your first ride using any of the carpool apps at https://carpool.511.org/1 with discount code ALAMEDA05

- #confident carpool pro
- #eager to join the movement
- #curious if it’s worth my while
- #reluctant to rideshare
- #noway no how

Download and try a carpool app and get $5 off your first ride with code ALAMEDA05. These apps make carpooling easy (and ...
11/04/2016
What's your Commuting Style?

Download and try a carpool app and get $5 off your first ride with code ALAMEDA05. These apps make carpooling easy (and you get to use the express lanes for free when you carpool!) carpool.511.org/1

Let's make traffic better, together. Take our poll and get $5 off your first ride using any of the carpool apps at carpool.511.org!

What's your Commuting Style?
11/02/2016
What's your Commuting Style?

What's your Commuting Style?

Let's make traffic better, together. Take our poll and get $5 off your first ride using any of the carpool apps at carpool.511.org!

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The I-680 Sunol and I-580 Express Lanes are operated by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC). Learn more at www.alamedactc.org/expresslanes

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