Beginning January 24 at 6:30 p.m., the GoCarma smartphone app will replace Drive On TEXpress, ensuring road users will no longer need to activate their HOV status prior to each trip on Dallas-Fort Worth area TEXpress Lanes.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s TEXpress Lane System was established to enable users of some of the region’s most highly traveled roadways to reach their destinations more reliably. On these roadways, drivers can either choose to pay a variable toll for the ability to travel at least 50 mph on the TEXpress Lanes, or they can use the general-purpose lanes for no additional charge.
The Regional Transportation Council established policies that provide a toll discount for HOV vehicles on TEXpress Lanes during weekday peak periods (6:30-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-6:30 p.m.) and 24/7 on IH 635 from IH 30 to US 75. The discount is currently implemented through an app-based pre-declaration method, Drive On TEXpress, and enforced manually through police officers in the field.
GoCarma uses Bluetooth technology to automatically verify travelers in a carpool. As long as at least two people in the vehicle install the GoCarma app or have an occupant pass, they will not need to interact with the app after setup. It’s that easy.
The GoCarma app is available for FREE in the App Store and on Google Play.
For more information and to switch over to the new app, visit www.gocarma.com/dfw.