TCA Switchable Transponders Now Available

Switchable TransponderTo meet the needs of The Toll Roads FasTrak accountholders who use FasTrak® to pay tolls outside of Orange County, we are now offering switchable FasTrak transponders.  Switchable transponders can be manually set to indicate the number of occupants in the vehicle and are needed by qualifying carpools to receive a discount or drive toll-free on the new I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes in Los Angeles. 

An existing FasTrak accountholder may exchange a standard transponder for a switchable transponder by submitting a request through, visiting the Irvine Service Center or phoning the call center at 949-727-4800.

A FasTrak transponder is mandatory to drive the I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes.  Drivers who use a standard FasTrak transponder will be charged the full toll whether or not they are carpooling.  A switchable transponder is needed to get the discount for qualifying carpools.

ExpressLanes_300x150On the I-110 ExpressLanes, carpools with two or more people, vanpools and motorcycles travel toll-free.  On the I-10 ExpressLanes, carpools with three or more people, vanpools and motorcycles travel toll-free.  Solo drivers can choose to use the I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes for a toll.  All vehicles, regardless of the number of occupants, must have a FasTrak transponder mounted to the windshield per state law in order to drive in the ExpressLanes.

LA Metro, the operator of the ExpressLanes, also issues switchable transponders.  Metro ExpressLanes is a pilot, one-year demonstration program to improve traffic flow and provide enhanced travel options by converting High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes.  Click here to visit the Metro ExpressLanes website to learn more.

The Toll Roads’ switchable transponders can also be used to pay tolls electronically on any tolled road, lane and bridge in California.

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