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New Toll Rates for Motorists Using the I-25 Express Lanes with License Plate Toll

February 7, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - EXpressToll Customers to pay 25% less.

DENVER--Motorists who travel the I-25 Express Lanes using an EXpressToll® transponder will pay 25 percent less than those who do not have a transponder beginning March 1, 2012.  Motorcycles and vehicles with more than one occupant who use the lane marked "HOV" will continue to travel free of charge.  Solo drivers traveling in the lane marked "toll" will pay a surcharge if they do not have an EXpressToll account and instead rely on the License Plate Toll payment system. The License Plate Toll payment system takes a photo of a vehicle’s license plates and sends a statement to the vehicle owner’s address on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The I-25 HOV/Express Lanes opened to solo drivers choosing to pay a toll in 2006.  Previously the lanes only allowed high occupancy vehicles.  The lanes connect downtown Denver to US 36, (about 7 miles),  and provide motorists with the choice of carpooling and using the HOV lanes at no charge or driving alone and paying a toll to avoid more congested traffic in the adjacent lanes of I-25.  Those not choosing to pay a toll can opt to continue traveling on the "free" lanes of I-25 that run alongside the Express Lanes.   The HOV/Express Lanes are reversible--running in to downtown in the morning in the southbound direction and out of downtown in the afternoon in the northbound direction.

"It's easy to sign up for an EXpressToll (r) account," said Mike Cheroutes, director of the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE).  "There is no charge for a transponder.  You simply pre-deposit your tolls in an EXpressToll account and your tolls are automatically deducted.  You can sign up at a number of retail/grocery stores or at www.expresstoll.com."

The new rates are as follows:

AM

EXpressToll ®

Rate

License Plate Toll Rate

PM

EXpressToll® Rate

License Plate Toll Rate

5:00 – 6:00

$0.50

$0.75

Noon – 3:00

$0.50

$0.75

6:00 – 6:45

$1.75

$2.25

3:00 – 3:30

$1.50

$2.00

6:45 – 7:15

$2.75

$3.50

3:30 – 4:30

$2.00

$2.50

7:15 – 8:15

$4.00

$5.00

4:30 – 6:00

$4.00

$5.00

8:15 – 8:45

$2.75

$3.50

6:00 – 7:00

$1.50

$2.00

8:45 – 10:00

$1.25

$1.50

7:00 – 3:00a

$0.50

$0.75

The HPTE is a part of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) that functions as a government-owned business to develop innovative financing and delivery of important surface transportation projects.  The HPTE has the authority to manage existing and future state-owned tolled facilities.

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