Ground Versus Air Travel
A traveler may use ground transportation (vehicle or rail) for personal reasons, even if air travel is a more time- effective mode of transportation. Under these circumstances, the cost for the ground transportation, meals and lodging, parking, mileage, tolls, taxis, and ferries may be reimbursed as long as these costs do not exceed the cost of airfare, based on the lowest reasonable commercial fare available from a standard commercial air carrier, plus transportation costs to and from the airport. It will be the traveler’s responsibility to provide documentation for this amount.
The traveler must document the cost comparisons of ground travel vs. air travel using itineraries from Sanditz dated at the time of booking, and include the documentation with the Travel Reimbursement Form.