Tolling Programs

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Toll Facilities Program

Pursuant to AB 194 of 2015

Following the successful implementation of AB 1467, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law AB 194 (Frazier, Chapter 687, statutes of 2015), delegating to the Commission the responsibility to approve the tolling of an unlimited number of transportation facilities in California. AB 194 authorizes regional transportation agencies or Caltrans to apply to the Commission to develop and operate high-occupancy toll lanes or other toll facilities, including the administration and operation of a value pricing program and exclusive or preferential lane facilities for public transit or freight.

With this new authority, the Legislature has created the opportunity for regional transportation agencies and the state to consider in their long-term plans alternative means to finance critical transportation infrastructure improvements, including the addition of toll lanes, without having to weigh the political feasibility of achieving the statutory authority to toll new facilities. This significant policy shift should have profound impacts on the regions and the state as they struggle to find the necessary revenues to address transportation challenges.

The Legislature passed and Governor Brown signed into law AB 194 (Frazier, Chapter 687, statutes of 2015), delegating to the California Transportation Commission the legislative responsibility to approve the tolling of transportation facilities in California. Before 2016, tolling authority was typically granted only through legislation specifically authorizing an entity to implement a tolled facility.

Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority (BAIFA) – State Route 37 Toll Facility Project

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – I-105 Express Lanes Project

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) – Interstate 405 Improvement Project

  • Project Website
  • Application (available upon request)
  • Analysis and Finding of Eligibility (available upon request)

San Mateo County Express Lanes Joint Powers Authority – US 101 Express Lane Project

Hearing to receive public comment on proposed Interstate 80 Toll Facility – April 9(T), 2024

Arthur F. Turner Community Library 
1212 Merkley Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691 
The hearing room will open to the public starting at 5:00pm with project information available.

5:30 PM

Hearing to receive public comment on proposed State Route 37 Toll Facility – April 24(M), 2023

Vallejo JFK Library
Joseph Room
505 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Hearing to Receive Public Comment on Proposed Express Lanes - September 25(W), 2019

St. Francis Medical Center 
Patient Building, Auditorium
3630 E Imperial Highway
Lynwood, CA 90262

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hearing to Receive Public Comment on Proposed Express Lanes - July 25(Th), 2019

San Mateo County Office Building 
455 County Center 
1st Floor, Room 101 
Redwood City, CA 94063 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

High Occupancy Toll Lanes Program (HOT Lanes)

Pursuant to AB 1467 of 2006

AB 1467 (Nunez, Chapter 32, Statutes of 2006) authorized regional transportation agencies, in cooperation with Caltrans, to apply to the Commission, until January 1, 2012, to develop and operate High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes.  As the authority for this program has ended, this information is for historical purposes only.

Under AB 1467, the Commission found three HOT lanes projects to be eligible:

Contact Information

Timothy Sobelman
Chief Engineer 
California Transportation Commission 
Phone: (916) 825-6674