In the Bay Area, FasTrak is a way to pay for tolls on all bridges, express lanes, and parking at the San Francisco International Airport electronically. A valid FasTrak account makes it quick and convenient to pay tolls because you don’t need to carry cash. It also saves you time by letting you cross bridge toll plazas nonstop, allows carpools to use the carpool lanes and receive discounted rates on bridges, lets solo drivers use the Express Lanes, and gives you the option to bypass the parking pay booth at the airport.
FasTrak is not a pay as you go system. You deposit money into your FasTrak account and each time you use your tag, the toll amount is deducted from your account balance. Maintaining a FasTrak account is free - when you close your account and return your tag, your pre-paid balance will be returned to you.
FasTrak can be used at all toll facilities in California. If you’re a FasTrak account holder from the Bay Area, you can use your tag on toll roads in Southern California. If you’re a FasTrak account holder from Southern California, you’re able to use your tag on all of the Bay Area’s facilities, too. Toll charges will be automatically deducted from your account just like at home.