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San Francisco Bay: Clean Air Vehicle Owners: Bay Area Express Lanes Toll

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FasTrak is offering Eligible Clean Air Vehicle Owners in San Francisco Bay Area: 50% Off Discount on Tolls in Bay Area Express Lanes with FasTrak Flex or FasTrak CAV Toll Tag (Learn which toll tag to order).

Thanks community member sxw88 for sharing this deal

Note, if you need to order a CAV Toll Tag, click here (account registration is required). Golden Gate Bridge Tolls are excluded from this offer

Eligible Vehicles:
  • Only CAVs with green, yellow, blue or orange decals are eligible for discounted and toll-free travel.
    • You must obtain your CAV decal from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). To learn how to apply for a CAV decal, click here
  • Full List of Eligible Vehicles
  • Carpools, vanpools and motorcycles need a FasTrak Flex toll tag to receive discounted tolls in all Bay Area Express Lanes
  • If you do not use express lanes as a carpool, vanpool, motorcyle or eligble CAV, a standard FasTrak toll tag will serve all your needs.
Express Lanes:
  • Express lanes are usually identified with white pavement markings as well as signage above and next to the lanes.
  • Express lanes are available on 101 San Mateo, 101/SR-85 Santa Clara, I-580, I-680 Contra Costa, I-680 Sunol, I-880 and SR-237.
Bridge Tolls:
  • All seven state-owned bridges have at least one FasTrak-only lane in operation.
    • State-owned bridges include Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Francisco-Oakland Bay and San Mateo-Hayward.
  • For CAVs to be eligible to receive the discounted carpool toll rate at the state-owned toll bridges, you must:
    • Display valid clean air decals
    • Have a FasTrak account in good standing
    • Travel through a designated carpool lane

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Edited September 29, 2023 at 01:57 PM by
This is new info to me, so I thought I share it here for Bayarea SDers. If you own and EV with a CAV decal, you can apply for a CAV specific Fastrak to get 50% discount at toll bridges. You will need to upload your DMV-issued CAV Certificate for the application.

Application Link [bayareafastrak.org]

Bridge Tolls
All seven state-owned bridges have at least one FasTrak-only lane in operation. For CAVs to be eligible to receive the discounted carpool toll rate at the state-owned toll bridges, you must:
  • Display valid clean air decals
  • Have a FasTrak account in good standing
  • Travel through a designated carpool lane
State-owned bridges include Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Francisco-Oakland Bay and San Mateo-Hayward.

Golden Gate Bridge doesn't get any CAV discount.

https://www.bayareafastrak.org/en...icle.shtml
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Created 09-29-2023 at 01:06 PM by sxw88
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Everything about the tolls is a scam. They were originally supposed to end once the bridges were paid for, but the folks in charge decided they didn't want to stop the money flow so now they use the toll system as a jobs initiative (employing lots of worthless administrators and CSRs) and after the government takes its cut for "administering the program" what's left is given to the failing transit agencies so they can pay janitors $200k to sleep on the job.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/ar...911932.php
I would not call this a deal because this is the policy which has been executed in the past 3 years
The discount is only applicable when HOA times are enforced. That means weekends and off peak times are not valid.

And I really hated fasttack. 680 always has issue with scanning my toll tag and will charge me. 880 has no issue. If you have fast track, I recommend check the balance regularly. If the charges are based on license plate number, that means you could be charged even though if you multiple occupants.
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09-29-2023 at 01:14 PM.
09-29-2023 at 01:14 PM.
I did not know this as well, thanks for the info!