Vanpool Managed Lane Discount

As part of the Regional Transportation Council’s (RTC) policy on Managed Toll Lanes, vanpools operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), and Trinity Metro (formerly known as The T) are eligible to receive a 50 percent reimbursement on toll charges when the vanpools utilize Managed Toll Lanes during the peak traffic periods Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  The following actions are required to request and receive NCTCOG reimbursement of the vanpool toll discount: 

  1. Vanpool must be an RTC-sponsored public vanpool. Requestor is required to specify the transit agency that operates the vanpool (DART, DCTA, Trinity Metro).
  2. Vanpool requestor is required to pre-register as part of the TEXPRESS HOV pre-declaration process to receive the 50 percent HOV discount.  If the vanpool requestor does not pre-declare their HOV status, then the requestor is not eligible to receive the vanpool discount reimbursement.
  3. Requestor is required to obtain and mount a valid TollTag, TxTag, or EZ Tag on the vehicle windshield. 

If you believe you are eligible for reimbursement, please review the requirement checklist in the following section. When eligibility is established, please complete and submit the required documents. Example documents are also provided below for reference:

Reimbursement Request Documents

Example Reimbursement Request Documents

If you have questions, please contact Caryn Sanders.