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Ground Transportation

Because each department manages its own travel program, policies may differ by department. Contact your Travel Program Coordinator for more information. 

Note:  When determining the mode of transportation, travelers shall use the most economical means of transportation; i.e., taxi, transportation network company, rail, bus, air; state, commercial or privately-owned vehicle. 

Tools for calculating and comparing fares can be found on the internet, i.e., http://www.whatsthefare.com/  

Options for ground transportation services for travelers are listed below.

Transportation Network Company (Like Lyft and Uber)

  • Download the company’s proprietary application and create an account. 
  • Pay by selecting the preferred payment method established on your account, i.e., personal credit, government travel card, PayPal or Google Wallet.  No cash is accepted.
  • Submit a Travel Expense Claim - STD 262  (Interactive PDF) to your department for reimbursement.

Taxicab

Outside the city limits of Sacramento
  • Contact a local taxicab directly.
  • Pay at the time of service with cash or other payment method that the taxicab driver accepts.
  • Submit a Travel Expense Claim - STD 262 (Interactive PDF) to your department for reimbursement.
Within Sacramento city limits 

[You may use your Blue Charge Card or your state agency identification card along with your department's six-digit customer account number for these companies/contacts only.  However, note that OFAM no longer issues new Blue Cards as the Program has been phased out (See Travel Bulletin #10-07.)  For questions regarding the Blue Charge Card, contact your department’s accounting office.]

  • BC Cab, 916.443.3333
  • California Co-op Cab, Inc., 916.444.7777
  • Eddie's Taxi, 916.761.0298
  • James, Fairway Taxi, 916.764.0585
  • National Taxi, 916.455.1111
  • Tim, State Capitol Transportation, 916.847.7922
  • Yellow Cab, 916.444.2222

For other companies/contacts in Sacramento, follow procedures for outside the city limits of Sacramento.

Shuttle

  • Contact the shuttle company (like SuperShuttle) to book a ride.
  • Pay at the time of service with the payment method that the shuttle driver accepts.
  • Submit a Travel Expense Claim - STD 262  (Interactive PDF) to your department for reimbursement.

Bus/Light Rail

  • Visit the transit website (like Yolobus/Regional Transit) for routes, schedules, and fares.
  • Pay with the payment method (exact change or pre-paid ticket) that the bus driver accepts at the time of service. 
  • Submit a Travel Expense Claim - STD 262  (Interactive PDF) to your department for reimbursement.