Toll-free travel on the 95/495 Express Lanes
E-ZPass Flex is an E-ZPass with an additional switchable feature designed specifically for those traveling on the new 95 Express Lanes and 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia. This new and innovative transponder will specifically benefit those who are traveling with three or more people in their vehicle.
When you have three or more people in your vehicle, you can simply slide the switch to the right and the Flex transponder will display "HOV ON." Do this before entering the roadway and you can ride the Express Lanes without having to pay any tolls. For those riding with fewer than three people in the vehicle, just slide the switch all the way to the left, covering the words "HOV ON," and travel the Express Lanes at the posted toll rate. E-ZPass Flex also works like a standard E-ZPass on all other toll roads in Virginia and wherever E-ZPass is accepted regardless of the position of the switch.
Please Note: Beginning July 1st 2015, users who have not used their Flex transponder for HOV transactions on Express Lanes for a prior six month period will be required to exchange their Flex transponder for a standard transponder (at no cost) or be subject to a one-time transponder functionality upgrade charge of $10. This only applies to transponders issued after October 1st 2014.