Express lanes users only pay if they choose to travel on the express lanes. Motorists will continue to have the option to use the existing general purpose lanes, as a toll-free option. Rates on the express lanes will be dynamic which aids in managing the number of motorists that use the lanes while still meeting expectations for free-flowing travel to ensure reliable trip times.
In addition, transit vehicles traveling the express lanes will experience a more reliable trip, improving the overall transit experience for the numerous riders who choose transit as a mobility option. The express lanes support the existing general purpose lanes by providing travel choices in mobility to make a behavioral decision based on the need of a reliable trip time.