GoCarma is the only way to receive HOV toll discounts on TEXpress Lanes in Dallas-Fort Worth during the peak periods (6:30 - 9 a.m. & 3 - 6:30 p.m. M-F).
Once you and your passengers are set up with GoCarma, you do not need to activate your HOV status in advance of each trip - it's all automatic.
Here's how to get get started:
Step 1: Ensure you and your passengers each download GoCarma and sign up individually to GoCarma
You and your passengers must each download the GoCarma app. You must each create your own GoCarma account, as you cannot be logged in to more than one app at a time. The app is a free download from the App Store and Google Play.
Travel with kids? No problem. If you travel on DFW TEXpress Lanes with a child or an adult who does not have a smartphone, you may request an Occupant Pass. This is a small Bluetooth device that can be carried in a pocket or bag to ensure that person is counted in the vehicle.
Step 2: Set Up Your GoCarma Pass
Once you sign-up in the GoCarma app, you will be prompted to add a vehicle, your toll tag type and number, along with your mailing address. We will then send you a GoCarma Pass for this vehicle.
A GoCarma Pass is a small Bluetooth device that you can keep in your car's glove box. It simply enables the GoCarma app to detect when you and passengers with the app are in the car that you drive on TEXpress Lanes.
Have multiple vehicles? If you have more than one vehicle in your family, it's no problem - you can add multiple vehicles on the Vehicles screen within the app, but each vehicle should only be added one time, by one person.
Note: Each vehicle needs only 1 GoCarma Pass. Therefore, only one member per household needs to add the vehicle information into the app to request the GoCarma Pass.
Your GoCarma Pass should arrive within 10 business days. It will include instructions for setting up your GoCarma Pass.
Step 3: Drive on DFW TEXpress Lanes
After setup, you simply drive on DFW TEXpress Lanes and you'll automatically be detected in the car.
As long as at least 2 people in the vehicle use GoCarma, your vehicle will be eligible for HOV toll discounts on DFW TEXpress Lanes during the peak periods (6:30 - 9 a.m. & 3 - 6:30 p.m. M-F).
Step 4: Check Your Toll Statement
Confirm your HOV toll discounts on your monthly toll statement.
Any toll transaction for which you received an HOV discount will be clearly marked.