[Parking Fees: Taxicab Cost Limitation]

B-229291: Mar 2, 1988

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The National Security Agency (NSA) requested a decision regarding an employee's claim for reimbursement of round-trip mileage and parking fee expenses he incurred incident to his temporary duty. The claimant contended that the inclement weather justified his decision to drive his privately owned vehicle instead of taking a taxicab to ensure his timely arrival at an airport terminal. GAO held that applicable regulations: (1) limited reimbursement to the cost of a round-trip taxicab fare; and (2) did not provide for additional reimbursement for airport parking. Accordingly, the claim was denied.