HOV Discount Qualifications and Activation

If you carpool, don't miss out on HOV discounts!
HOV discounts only apply to weekday rush-hour commutes on the TEXpress Lanes, but are 24/7 on the future HOV/Express Lanes.

Carpoolers, most vanpoolers and motorcyclists 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.

Get in the know:

  • Learn how to set up your Drive On TEXpress account, with easy step-by-step instructions on downloading the app, registering your account and adding your vehicle information.
    • To watch the 'Drive On TEXpress Account Set-Up Guide' tutorial video, click here.
  • Drive On TEXpress mobile app users can also learn about app feature including how to activate or cancel your HOV status, accessing promotional discounts, changing vehicle info, and much more.
    • To watch the 'Drive On TEXpress Features & Tips' tutorial video, click here.

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

If your account is invalid:

  • 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 and I-30 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

HOV discounts are not available during non-rush hour weekday periods or on the weekends on the TEXpress Lanes.