Get a Pass

To use any Colorado Express Lanes, you will need an ExpressToll account and pass to avoid a higher toll. The Switchable HOV Transponder is the only pass that allows you to choose the carpool option and use the lanes for free*.

The Switchable HOV Transponder costs $15—which covers the cost of the device and the cost of shipping to you when you order one. The $15 is deducted from the $35 required to set up a new ExpressToll account, leaving a balance of $20 to be used on tolls.

If you currently have an ExpressToll account, the $15 will be charged to your current account. In spring 2017, people who plan to only carpool in the lane (HOV purists) will be able to get a transponder for free. In the meantime, you can pay for one and get a reimbursement after the change goes into effect.

Remember: If you choose not to use a pass, you will be billed through a License Plate Toll. A bill will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle and you will pay a higher toll rate based on how far you travel in the Express Lane.

You can go online to set up an ExpressToll account and get a pass. Passes are now available.

* Express Lanes on I-70 West in the mountains will not include a "free" policy for HOV vehicles given that a majority of vehicles traveling in the corridor typically have more than one passenger.

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