Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

November 9, 2016

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MnPASS offers commute credits to new customers who sign up Nov 1- Jan 31

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – As the winter season approaches MnPASS is helping motorists save time and money by giving $15 in commute credits to all new MnPASS accounts opened between Nov. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31, 2016.

MnPASS is Minnesota’s system of priced managed lanes that are often referred to as High Occupancy Toll lanes. Priced managed lanes provide a congestion-free travel option during peak-travel times by pricing specific lanes at rates that maintain free flow conditions for all commuters. The system is a strategy for managing and reducing congestion on some of Minnesota's busiest highways.

A MnPASS account offers solo motorists the choice to pay to use the MnPASS Express Lanes on I-394, I-35W and I-35E during peak-travel times. Fees to use the MnPASS lanes range from 25 cents to $8 and are collected electronically. High occupancy vehicles with two or more occupants (HOV 2+), motorcycles and buses can use the MnPASS lanes free. All motorists can use the MnPASS lanes for free before and after the posted peak-travel times. 

“Motorists recognize the value in having a congestion free commute that saves time,” said Brad Larsen MnPASS Policy and Planning Program director. “If you’ve ever thought about trying MnPASS, this is a great opportunity to try it.”

To sign up for a new account and receive your free commute credits, go to www.mnpass.org.