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Travel Update 07-04

Governor's Travel Control Board Travel Update

Agency Travel Coordinators
Paul Campbell, Chairman
September 19, 2006
Commercial Air Travel – Springfield/Chicago

Section 3000.300 of the Travel Regulation Council rules require that all travel be by the most economical mode of transportation available considering time, costs, and work requirements. Travel Update #06-02 (attached) summarized a discounted agreement for commercial air travel between Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. In our ongoing effort to reduce travel costs, the Board is instituting the following policy in regard to this agreement, effective for flights beginning October 1, 2006 

Prior approval will be required from the Governor’s Travel Control Board for any anticipated flight for this route on United Airlines (i.e., United Express – Air Wisconsin) where the quoted airfare is in excess of the $140 one-way rate (fare code VCAIL as noted in Travel Update #06-02). This approval request should be forwarded to the Board in the same manner as a request for an exception to the travel rules. Only those requests with compelling justification will be considered for approval. Employees are strongly encouraged to secure alternative forms of transportation should an excessive airfare be offered.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Shaw, State Travel Coordinator at (217) 782-4705.


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