In TEXpress Lanes, HOV-eligible vehicles will pay
half the rate during the morning and afternoon peak periods and the full rate during off-peak periods of travel; however, they will travel for free at all times of the day on the express/HOV lanes. Vehicles that are not HOV-eligible will pay the full rate at all times.
In addition, the current HOV lanes, existing in the region since the early 1990s, will be converted to express/HOV lanes. They will be open to solo drivers, as long as they are willing to pay for each trip. The
toll will be clearly posted and set based on traffic volumes so users can be guaranteed reliable trips. HOV-eligible vehicles will continue to travel for free
at all times of the day on the express/HOV lanes.