HOV Discount Qualifications and Activation

Beginning January 24, 2020 - The Drive On TEXpress application will no longer be available for HOV discounts.
GoCarma smartphone app will replace Drive On TEXpress on this date. To prepare for the switch to GoCarma, you can pre-register now. Please see below for more information.

REMINDER: GoCarma smartphone app will replace Drive On TEXpress on January 24, 2020. To prepare for the switch to GoCarma, you can pre-register now at GoCarma.com/dfw to receive your invite and all the latest updates prior to launch.

  • Until January 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., you must continue to use the Drive On TEXpress app to qualify for HOV toll discounts (please refer to the HOV Qualifications and Activation info below)
  • Starting January 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., you must switch to using GoCarma to qualify for HOV toll discounts. Pre-register today and you'll get an invite to get setup before launch.

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Carpoolers, motorcyclists and most vanpoolers who use the TEXpress Lanes or HOV/Express Lanes, a form of TEXpress Lanes, are eligible for an HOV discount.

HOV Qualifications

To qualify for the HOV 2+ discount, you first must:

  • Have a valid TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG account.
  • Download the FREE Drive On TEXpress mobile app for smartphones or access the Drive On TEXpress website on your mobile phone, desktop, laptop or notepad at www.DriveOnTEXpress.com
  • Register for your Drive On TEXpress account by providing some important information.

HOV Discount Periods

  • Click here to view the HOV discount periods for TEXpress Lanes and HOV/Express Lanes.

Getting the HOV Discount

  • There must be at least two people in the vehicle, such as a driver and a passenger (motorcycles do not require a rider).
  • Your TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG account must be valid and cannot fall into a negative balance.  
  • Your TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG must be properly mounted on your vehicle's windshield—including motorcycles—for our scanners to read them.
  • You will need to activate your HOV status for the desired HOV periods via www.DriveOnTEXpress.com or the mobile app at least 15 minutes before entering the TEXpress Lanes or HOV/Express Lanes. Otherwise you will be charged the price posted for solo drivers.

Invalid Accounts

  • Your TEXpress Lanes or HOV/Express Lanes use will automatically be converted to ZipCash billing.
  • You will be invoiced by mail at the higher ZipCash rate (approximately 50% higher than the base toll rate on the 635 East HOV/Express Lanes and the LBJ, NTE, I-30, I-35E and SH-114 TEXpress Lanes; 90% higher on the DFW Connector TEXpress Lanes).

Activating the HOV Discount

  • Use the instant HOV activation feature at least 15 minutes before using the TEXpress Lanes or HOV/Express Lanes.
  • Schedule your HOV activation(s) for up to 7 days in advance.
  • The mobile app has a convenient voice activation feature.

HOV Discount Exemption Times & Dates for TEXpress Lanes

HOV discounts are not available during non-rush hour weekday periods or on the weekends on the TEXpress Lanes. Click here to view a chart of the TEXpress Lanes HOV discount periods.