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Free Travel in the I-77 Express Lanes

​​High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV3+), motorcycles and transit vehicles will travel for free in the I-77 Express Lanes once registered with NC Quick Pass and certain requirements are met.

    • How do I travel for free in the I-77 Express Lanes?

      There are several options to travel for free in the I-77 Express Lanes. All options require using an NC Quick Pass transponder, except for motorcycles which do not require a transponder.

      High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV3+) – Class 1 (two-axle) vehicles with three or more occupants in the vehicle qualify for free travel in the I-77 Express Lanes when the user has set HOV3+ status. Users have two options to set HOV3+ status:

      1. NC Quick Pass E-ZPass Flex transponder – slide the switch all the way to the right to display “HOV ON” to set HOV3+ status before traveling in the express lanes. The transponder will beep once to confirm the status is set.


      2. ​ANY NC Quick Pass transponder + HOV app/website – register your NC Quick Pass transponder with the HOV app/website. Once registered, users must set HOV3+ status in the app/website at least 15 minutes before traveling in the I-77 Express Lanes to qualify for free travel.

      ​​Registered transit vehicles: transit vehicles with an NC Quick Pass Transit account and properly mounted NC Quick Pass transponder qualify for free travel in the I-77 Express Lanes.

      Motorcycles: motorcycles automatically qualify for free travel in the I-77 Express Lanes, a transponder is not required.

11/14/2018 2:09 PM

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