[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 148 (Tuesday, August 2, 2016)]
[Pages 50705-50706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18279]



[Notice-MA-2016-04; Docket No. 2016-0002, Sequence No. 17]

Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Reimbursement for Use of 
Transportation Network Companies While on Official Travel

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of a bulletin.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform agencies that FTR 
Bulletin 16-05, pertaining to the authorization of and reimbursement 
for use of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) by Federal travelers 
on temporary duty, is now available online at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletin.

DATES: Effective: August 2, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jill Denning, Program Analyst, 
Office of Asset and Transportation Management (MA), OGP, GSA, at 202-
208-7642 or via email at [email protected]. Please cite FTR Bulletin 

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In recent years, a new kind of 
transportation service provider, known as Transportation Network 
Companies (TNCs), have begun operations across the United States and 
the world. TNCs connect paying passengers with drivers-for-hire via Web 
sites and mobile apps. TNCs are a form of special conveyance for 
purposes of the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), and may be an 
efficient and cost effective alternative to taxis or rental cars. This 
bulletin provides guidance to agencies subject to FTR to clarify that 
they may authorize and reimburse employees for use of TNC for official 
business away from the employee's official station in accordance with 
internal agency policy and when permissible under local laws and 
ordinances. Pursuant to the authority of 5 U.S.C. 5702(a) this bulletin 
applies only to employees on temporary duty travel. FTR Bulletin 16-05 
and all other FTR Bulletins can be found at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletin.

    Dated: July 28, 2016.
Troy Cribb,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-18279 Filed 8-1-16; 8:45 am]