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Transportation
Direct payment of transportation expenses

A state agency may directly pay a commercial transportation company, a credit card issuer or a travel agency for the expense of transporting the agency’s employees. Texas Government Code Sections 660.092(c), 660.014(a)

A state agency may directly pay a commercial transportation company, a credit card issuer or a travel agency in advance of the employee’s travel if the company offers lower rates for the transportation. Texas Government Code Section 660.092(d) However, an appropriation for the current fiscal year may not be used to pay for transportation that will occur during the next fiscal year.

Note: The amount of a state agency’s direct payment of a transportation expense may not exceed the amount that would have been reimbursed to a state employee for that expense.

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