20 miles now open on the I-15 Express Lanes!
The I-15 Express Lanes are now complete and provide 20 miles of congestion-free travel from the I-15/SR 163 split in San Diego to SR 78 in Escondido. They offer access 24/7 with two lanes in each direction as well as additional entry and exit points that will help drivers get where they need to go more quickly.
To celebrate the grand opening of the Express Lanes, SANDAG has launched four promotions through March 11, 2012:
FasTrak® for Solo Drivers – $10 Gift Card
Open a new FasTrak account today, and get a $10 gift card sponsored by SDG&E® (while supplies last). The gift card is redeemable online for use at more than 200 major retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues, and more.
Carpool – $10 Gift Card
If you sign up for an iCommute account now and log your carpool trips in TripTracker, you can get a $10 gift card sponsored by SDG&E (while supplies last). The gift card is redeemable online for use at more than 200 major retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues, and more.
Vanpool – Get $50 Off the First Month’s Lease
Sign up to lease a vanpool vehicle through one of the SANDAG iCommute program’s contracted vendors – VPSI or Enterprise – and save $50 on the first month’s lease. (Remember: In addition to this promotion, vanpools receive a subsidy from SANDAG of up to $400 per month to help offset the cost of the lease!)
MTS Premium Express Bus – Get a Free Round Trip
Get a free round trip and find out what it’s like to let someone else do the driving while you text, nap, or read a book (while supplies last)!
It’s easier than you think.
For more details and information on these promotions visit: 511sd.com/i15grandopening.
Zero-Emission Vehicles and the I-15 Express Lanes
Do you have a zero-emission vehicle? Have you thought about getting one? In addition to the many money-saving and green benefits of a zero-emission vehicle, there are also benefits for solo drivers who want to use the Express Lanes. If you have a zero-emission vehicle displaying the DMV white sticker, you are allowed to travel in the Express Lanes as a solo driver for free!
For more information on California’s regulations governing single-occupant use of HOV lanes and a list of qualifying vehicles, visit the California Environmental Protection Agency, Air Resources Board Web site.
Tedi Jackson, Senior Public Outreach Officer
Phone: (619) 595-5313, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org