California State Assembly Bill 2949 took effect on Jan. 1, 2023 — calling for toll exemptions for US military veterans — and, in turn, SANDAG rolled out its local FasTrak Veterans Toll Exemption Program.
The new program allows veterans to use California toll roads, bridges, highways, or toll facilities for free. In San Diego, the benefit covers 100% of fares for vets using the SR-125 Toll Road.
Know someone who may want to enroll? Qualifying veterans must be the registered owner of a vehicle that displays an eligible, designated license plate including:
- Disabled Veteran
- Congressional Medal of Honor
- Legion of Valor
- Pearl Harbor Survivor
- Ex-Prisoner of War
- Purple Heart
The plate must be registered to a SANDAG FasTrak account, and customers will need to verify their vehicle ownership by sending a copy of their registration to the SANDAG Customer Service website or via email. Vets must open a FasTrak account to partake in the program.
Veterans can also visit SANDAG Customer Service at 1129 La Media Rd., or call 1(888) 889-1515 for help enrolling.
🛑 Pro tip: The program excludes high-occupancy toll lanes and doesn’t apply to the Interstate 15 Express Lanes.