The I-15 Express Lanes can be used with a FasTrak® account if you want to drive as a single occupant vehicle. Now is a great time to give it a try. The I-15 Express Lanes are complete, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in both directions. They run for 20 miles, from SR 78 in Escondido to SR 163 in San Diego.
Opening a FasTrak® account is simple.
Using FasTrak® also is simple.
Once you sign up for a FasTrak® account, you will receive a transponder that you will need to attach to your windshield. (See picture to the right.) This transponder will record your use of the Express Lanes and charge your account. In order to avoid being charged when driving as a carpool, remember to remove the transponder from your windshield and place it in the mylar bag provided. After you attach the transponder to your car’s windshield, you are ready to use the I-15 Express Lanes.
The I-15 Express Lanes are ready to go.
The I-15 Express Lanes are fully operational and open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
The I-15 Express Lanes are off-limits only rarely.
There are rare occasions when solo drivers cannot enter the Express Lanes. That’s when the pricing signs read, “HOV ONLY.” This message means the Express Lanes can only accommodate vehicles with two or more people at that time. If you enter the Express Lanes when the message is displayed, you can be cited by the California Highway Patrol. If you enter the Express Lanes before the message is displayed, you can complete your trip.