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Title: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/30/18 02:42PM
sweeeeet

http://www.octa.net/Projects-and-Programs/Under-Construction/I-405-Improvement-Project/?frm=7135#!405ExpressLanes

Will motorcycles be allowed to drive for free in the 405 Express Lanes?

All vehicles, including motorcycles, must have a transponder in order to use the 405 Express Lanes. Per the toll policy, motorcycles are allowed free travel at all times and are eligible for the Special Access account.

not that I'll be doing the Long Beach -> OC commute by 2022/2023, but I will keep my toll road transponder (paid a one time fee when the '91 expansion happened) at the times I head to LA area
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: Ď77 RD 400 on 04/30/18 02:46PM
I commute from L.A. County to the OC via the 405.  Unfortunately its only for 5 miles, the rest is on the 22 fwy.  If they ran the express along the 22 as well, I'd be all over it.
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: FastMoto on 04/30/18 03:47PM
This is my daily route. Hopefully the toll-lane will provide a bit more protection from lane-crossers.

I was tagged last year by a double-lane crosser on the SB-405/Euclid. Luckily was able to walk away from that one.
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: luciano136 on 04/30/18 06:15PM

That's all great and all but when are they going to realize that widening freeways is only a temp fix??  By the time it's finished, traffic already caught up.  Really wish they would build out a train network instead.  I've been commuting OC to the South Bay for 7 years now and the bulk of the traffic is actually north of the 605/405 interchange; this will only add to the dangerous situation of traffic coming to a halt.  I've seen so many accidents in that area ever since they completed the second carpool lane (including one fatal motorcycle accident that is still haunting me).
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: thepretender on 04/30/18 07:46PM
By 2023 I hope to see OC only on vacation trips so f the 405  :30:
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 04/30/18 08:43PM
Haaa..itís not aimed at fixing anything...like everything in CA itís a money grab move

Take millions of tax payer money into their pockets, advertise it as a benefit to the people, continue to make money for years and years to come

The key is scooting around as the minority -motorcyclists arenít going to make them rich so free helps us and no worry to them
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: 1fastrider on 05/01/18 07:16AM
I thought all toll roads were always free for bikes... ;)
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/01/18 07:31AM
Lol...sure...try it on the 133/241/73...they will send you a clarification bill
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: IslandTosh on 05/01/18 08:23AM
Toll roads in LA County don't charge. Although every morning on 110 N, I see one or two people pulled over off the Express lanes.

I also agree with above, the worst traffic happens north of the 405 / 605: narrower lanes, dumb drivers unable to just maintain steady speed & consistent following distances, etc.
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: harleyxlc on 05/01/18 01:57PM
TLDR

So will it be like the 110? Motorcycles are free and do NOT need a transponder. But this says even motorcycles need a transponder, although the ride will be free....isn't there a monthly fee for the transponder?
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/01/18 02:13PM
So far it reads that you need a transponder
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: Xanatos on 05/01/18 04:11PM
Lol...sure...try it on the 133/241/73...they will send you a clarification bill

It's fairly easy to bypass those systems on a bike. Not that I have any experience with that. Just saying.
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/01/18 09:28PM
I dunno who or what you are talking about...yay for one OC toll roads free for motorcycles that is all
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: BCMC on 05/04/18 08:34AM
Is there still a transponder monthly "maintenance (BS) fee?"
Title: Re: Orange County 405 toll roads - motorcycles are free!
Post by: 1fastrider on 05/05/18 11:12AM
Lol...sure...try it on the 133/241/73...they will send you a clarification bill
not sure how that would work when you have the dealer "plate" on