Express Lanes: Reaching Your Destination Faster by Transit (or Car)

Imagine express lanes on Central Texas’ busiest highways that move much faster than the other lanes, even during rush hour. Using a variable pricing system, express lanes allow toll-paying motorists and transit users to move quickly around our regional highway network — improving mobility on our roadways and providing choices for drivers and riders.

  • The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) has already opened the first section of what will become 11 miles of Express Lanes along MoPac.
  • Express Lanes will eventually run from Parmer Lane to Cesar Chavez Street near downtown and should be completed in 2017.
  • The MoPac Improvement Project will also include aesthetic enhancements, bicycle and pedestrian improvements and sound walls to mitigate roadway noise.
  • Capital Metro will use MetroExpress buses on the MoPac Express lanes when CTRMA completes construction. Riders can look for any changes to routes in upcoming service changes.
  • We’re also looking at possible addition of express lanes — with transit — to I-35. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently studying options for improvements to I-35 through the Mobility35 initiative.

Mobility Authority Projects and Programs

Mobility 35: I-35 Improvement Program