Over 6,000 drivers are benefitting by having an Express Pass. What about you? In case you’re trying to decide whether or not to commit, here are a few answers to the most common questions and some links to more information.
Q: How do Express Lanes work?
A: The Express Lanes are divided into four payment zones. Electronic overhead signs show the current price to use each zone. Readers along I-15 detect in-vehicle Express Passes, and a pre-paid account is debited.
UDOT will manage Express Lane use by adjusting the price according to traffic conditions — so when traffic is heavy drivers will pay little more. The new system will allow maximum use of all lanes with the Express Lanes maintaining a speed of 55 mph during peak travel times.
Q: What if I have a pass but decide to carpool now and then?
A: When car pooling, the Express Pass can be easily turned off to prevent a charge for Express Lane use.
Q: If I enter the Express Lanes at the last access point before the next zone begins, will I be charged for two zones?
A: No, drivers will only be charged for the next zone entered.
For more information or to enroll, visit the Express Lanes website.
See UDOT’s video about the Express Pass system:
For news about the new Express Lanes system, read UDOT’s press release about Express Lanes or watch a recent KSL story: