Alexandria, Va.– Today, the 95 Express Lanes announced that drivers who open a new Virginia E-ZPass account using the “95Express” promotional code between October 15 and November 15 will receive one toll-free week of travel on the 95 Express Lanes in early 2015. Alldrivers will need an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex to use the Express Lanes when they open this December.
The toll-free week program is part of an educational campaign to prepare I-95 drivers for the new travel option. The 95 Express Lanes will provide I-95 drivers with a faster, more predictable trip, but will also mean new rules of the road. Drivers will need an E-ZPass to use the 95 Express Lanes – there are no toll booths or options to pay cash. Carpoolers will travel toll-free on the 95 Express Lanes with three or more people in the vehicle and an E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode.
“We are on track to open the 95 Express Lanes this December, so it’s important that drivers get an E-ZPass now so they can take advantage of the Express Lanes when they open,” said Kevin Ginnerty, Director of Project Delivery, Transurban. “By getting an E-ZPass now, you not only receive the benefits of E-ZPass, you’ll also get one toll-free week of travel to try out the 95 Express Lanes.”
To be eligible to receive the toll-free week of travel, drivers must sign up for a new E-ZPass account between October 15 and November 15, 2014 using the promotional code, “95Express.” The free week will take place in early 2015 and registrants will be notified by the 95 Express Lanes of the exact dates of free travel in advance. Certain restrictions apply. Promotion is limited to the first 5,000 registrants. For complete rules and details, visit 95ExpressLanes.com/offer.
Drivers can get an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex at 75 convenient Northern Virginia retail locations including Wegmans, select DMVs and Giant Food Stores or at one of the E-ZPass Customer Service Centers; online or by calling Virginia E-ZPass at (877) 762-7824. Drivers who pick up an E-ZPass at a retail location such as AAA, Giant or Wegmans, will need to register their E-ZPass on the E-ZPass website by November 15, 2014 and enter the promotional code “95Express” to claim their toll-free week. If customers call to apply for a new account or to register a retail E-ZPass, they need to provide the Customer Representative with the “95Express” promotional code.
The 95 Express Lanes will convert the existing I-95 high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, bringing new choices, length and capacity. Reversible like the current I-95 HOV lanes, the 95 Express Lanes rules of the road will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dynamic pricing based on real-time traffic conditions manages the demand for the lanes, keeping the Express Lanes moving.
About the 95 Express Lanes
On schedule to open in December 2014, the 95 Express Lanes are high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes that will operate on I-95 to provide travelers with faster, more predictable travel options. The project will add capacity and extend and improve the performance of the existing HOV lanes. The 95 Express Lanes will operate from I-95 near Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to the vicinity of Edsall Road on I-395 in Fairfax County (approximately 29 miles). The 95 Express Lanes are being delivered through a public-private partnership between VDOT and Transurban with Fluor-Lane 95, LLC leading construction. For more information, please visit 95ExpressLanes.com.
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