Ohio University

Ground Transportation

OHIO Travel Policy: University Policy No. 41.121 - Reimbursement for Official Travel and Entertainment

OHIO has contracted with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT)(opens in a new window) for all of our travel needs. CBT's services can be accessed through Concur(opens in a new window) or via phone/email.

Rental cars

The University has contracts through the state with Enterprise/National Rental Cars. These can be booked outside of the Travel Management Company (Christopherson Business Travel) using the Enterprise and National portal, but you may want to check rates within the booking tool. CBT has contracts that may provide better rates in some circumstances. As long as you are booking through CBT, you are meeting the “preferred provider” requirement to be in compliance with the A&E Mandate.

If booking Enterprise or National car rentals through CBT, the car will be paid for via the CTA card. All other car rentals through CBT will require a personal card or a PCard/travel card upon car pickup.  If booking a car rental through Enterprise or National directly, by phone or in person, you must reference Ohio University's business account number which is provided on the Employee Discount page for the booking to be billed to the CTA card. 

If you are renting directly from Enterprise or National, our contract provides additional insurance coverage. If you are booking with another rental car agency, you will need to purchase additional insurance. Please refer to Risk Management website to ensure proper insurance coverage is provided.

Personal Vehicle use

Use of a personal vehicle is reimbursed on a mileage basis at the federal mileage rate in effect at the time of travel. You may not purchase gas for a personal vehicle on a PCard. Mileage reimbursements rates are determined at least annually and announced by the IRS. These rates are loaded into Concur. The mileage rates for current and prior years is available at https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/standard-mileage-rates.

Booking non-traditional transportation

Uber, Lyft and traditional taxi services have been pre-approved by Risk Management for transportation needs. Uber and Lyft will need to paid for personally and reimbursement will be processed through Concur after travel. You may not use a university travel card or Pcard to pay for these services because the companies store card information, which violates OHIO policy.