Press Releases

Take a look at some of the press releases we've written about the overall North Tarrant Express project and the new TEXpress Lanes.

North Tarrant Express Project Pricing

April 25, 2014

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS (April 25, 2014) --- The much-anticipated North Tarrant Express project will soon provide motorists a new driving experience in Northeast Tarrant County. The project is six months ahead of schedule and will open later in 2014, providing motorists 13.3 miles of new and expanded roadway along IH 820 and SH 121/183 between IH 35W in Fort Worth and Industrial Boulevard in Euless.

With four new tolled TEXpress Lanes, and six to eight reconstructed general highway lanes and expanded frontage lanes, the North Tarrant Express will be one of several new projects to provide choices that will revolutionize how people drive through major congested urban corridors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To learn more about how these lanes operate, please click here.

TEXpress Lanes will offer drivers a predictable, minimum speed of 50 mph after the first six months of operation across the full 13.3-mile corridor. Toll rates will be set according to policy approved by the Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments and overseen by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to ensure compliance.

Prices on the TEXpress lanes will vary depending on traffic volume and travel speed. Base rates with a valid NTTA TollTag, TxTag or EZ TAG during the first two weeks after opening will be as follows:

Single Occupany Vehicles with a Valid Tag
(TollTag, TxTag or
EZ Tag)

NTE TEXpress Lanes
from I-35W/I-820 to
I-820/SH-121
Base Rate Ranges*

NTE TEXpress Lanes
from I-820/SH-121 to
Industrial Blvd./SH-183 East
Base Rate Ranges*

Peak Period

Eastbound

Westbound

Eastbound

Westbound

$1.45-$1.95

$1.45-$1.95

$1.75-$1.95

$1.75-$1.95

Non-Peak Period

$0.45-$1.45

$0.45-$1.45

$0.45-$1.75

$0.45-$1.75

Peak Periods are 6:30-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-6:30 p.m., Mon-Fri

 

Surcharges apply to all vehicles without a valid tag

   

*Higher Base Rates apply for larger vehicles (see Size/Occupancy-Based Price Factors table below for details.

Size/Occupancy-Based Price Factors 

Vehicle and User Classification

Price Factor

Exempt Vehicles

0.0

HOV and Motorcycles with valid tags that enroll and activate their HOV

2+ status via the Drive On TEXpress app (valid during Peak Periods only)

Base Rate x 0.5

(50% discount)

Single Occupant Vehicles (including HOV and Motorcycles during Non- Peak Periods)

Base Rate x 1.0

Automobiles with one or more trailers

Base Rate x 2.0

Large Trucks

Base Rate x 3.0

Extra-Large Trucks

Base Rate x 4.0

Large or Extra-Large Trucks with one trailer

Base Rate x 4.0

Large or Extra-Large Trucks with more than one trailer

Base Rate x 5.0

For definitions of User Classifications, please visit www.NTETEXpress.com

To download the free Drive On TEXpress app, go to DriveOnTEXpress.com