Welcome to the Information Website for the OCTA Class Action Settlement

If you used a Fastrak Account to pay a toll on the 91 Express Lanes, or received a toll violation for the 91 Express Lanes in Orange County, California, you may be entitled to benefits from a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether the Orange County Transportation Authority and Cofiroute USA, LLC (the “Defendants”) improperly shared with third parties certain “Personally Identifiable Information” (“PII”) of owners or operators of motor vehicles that used the 91 Express Lanes in Orange County, California. The Defendants deny the allegations in the lawsuit. The Court has decided that certain claims against the Defendants lack merit but has not ruled on one remaining claim.

The settlement between Plaintiff Dan Golka and the Defendants (“Settlement”) covers the time period from June 29, 2015 to May 27, 2021.

The Settlement offers eligible Settlement Class Members cash payments or penalty forgiveness as set forth on this website.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submitted qualifying Claim Forms or are found eligible for automatic forgiveness of penalties. Please be patient.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Submit a Claim Form The deadline to submit a claim was November 8, 2021.
Automatic Penalty Forgiveness If you had outstanding penalties as of May 27, 2021 for driving on the 91 Express Lanes that were sent to a third-party debt collector (including Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson) between June 29, 2015 and May 27, 2021, you will receive automatic forgiveness of a portion of the penalty for such violation(s). The penalty on each of your toll violations will automatically be reduced to $100.00. You will also receive approximately an additional $40.00 off the total debt owed. You do not have to do anything to participate in the penalty forgiveness program-your account will automatically be credited if you are in this Class and do not exclude yourself from the Settlement.
Exclude Yourself The deadline to request to be excluded and get no benefits from the Settlement was November 8, 2021. This was the only option that allowed you to start or continue your own lawsuit against the Defendants for the claims at issue in the Settlement (see FAQ 10).
Object The deadline to write to the Court about why you do not like the OCTA Settlement was November 8, 2021 (see FAQ 16).
Go to a Hearing The deadline to ask to speak in court about the fairness of one or both Settlements was November 8, 2021.
Do Nothing You will not receive a cash payment but may still qualify for automatic forgiveness of a portion of your toll violation penalties. By not responding, you gave up any rights you might have had to sue the Defendants about the claims resolved by the Settlement.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further on the FAQs page.