Frequently Asked Questions - Paying to Drive on the TEXpress Lanes

TEXpress Lanes are all-electronic and cashless. The North Texas Tollway Authority processes payments for TEXpress Lanes. If you have a TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG, fees are automatically deducted from your pre-paid account.

If you don’t have a tag, you can still use the TEXpress Lanes. Our video cameras will photograph your vehicle license plate, and then we'll send the registered owner a bill in the mail. Customers without a TollTag or other tag will pay a higher toll to cover transaction processing costs (approximately 50 to 90 percent higher than the tag rate, depending on the corridor).

If you do not have a tag, you can still use the TEXpress Lanes. Our video cameras will photograph your vehicle license plate. The North Texas Tollway Authority processes tolls on the TEXpress Lanes and will mail you a ZipCash bill for your trip.

You will be charged a higher rate, approximately 50 percent more on the LBJ and NTE TEXpress Lanes and 90 percent more on the DFW Connector TEXpress Lanes, to cover the additional transaction processing costs. So obtaining a tag is highly recommended since it offers the best value and is the easiest way to travel.

In addition, to qualify for the HOV discounts for two or more passengers (including the driver) in a vehicle, you must have a valid tag positioned properly within your vehicle, and register online as an HOV customer (click here for more information on HOV Discount Qualifications and Activation)