Enrollment in UDOT’s new Express Pass System is enjoying a strong start.
Nearly 6000 new Express Passes will soon be attached to the windshields of Utah motorists. An Express Pass will let drivers pay to use Express Lanes when car-pooling is not an option. UDOT kicks off the new system on August 23.
Why is the new system such a hit?
“This option has not been available before,” Says Catherine Cutler, the UDOT Express Lanes Manager. Catherine thinks that motorists see good value in the new pay-as-you-go approach.
A flood of new users begs the question; will the Express Lanes get too crowded slow down too much?
“No,” says Catherine. When traffic gets sluggish, “we will increase the price to discourage solo driver use of the lane, but maintain the benefit for carpoolers, who can always use the lane for free. The new system will allow UDOT to maximize the use of all lanes.”
Visit the Express Lanes website to enroll or see how the new system works.