Driving

Still need to drive? We get it. Here are some options to make your trip a clean trip while saving some money.

Give Someone a Ride

Fill your empty seats with other commuters and get toll-free access to the HOV & Express lanes. Plus, carpooling qualifies for the $25 Drive Less commuter incentive.

Drive an Electric Vehicle

PlugShare.com map of EV charging station locations

Did You Know: CHAdeMO (a quick-charging method for EVs) is an abbreviation of ‘CHArge de MOve’, similar to ‘charge & go’— a reference to the fact that it’s a fast charger. The name comes from the Japanese phrase ‘O cha demo ikaga desuka’ or ‘How about a cup of tea?’, referring to the time it takes to charge a car.

CHAdeMO can charge low-range (120 km, or 75 mi) electric cars in less than 30 minutes. There are plans to introduce 400 kW ‘ultra-fast’ chargers in the coming years.

Get the Latest Data for Your Commute

HOV Lanes, Express Lanes & FasTrak®

Faster commutes reduce driving time and generate less air polution.

During peak hours, all vehicles must use a FasTrak Flex toll tag when using I-680 and I-580 express lanes.
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Express lanes are toll-free for carpools, vanpools, eligible clean-air vehicles, buses and motorcycles.

Solo drivers must pay tolls during peak hours using a standard FasTrak or FasTrak Flex toll tag set to ‘1’.

Bay Area HOV Lanes & Express Lanes

HOV Lanes – blue  •  Express Lanes – red