CATS all-access transit pass and light rail ticket purchases with University funds

Monday, March 5, 2018

In conjunction with the arrival of the light rail on March 16, we have developed guidelines related to allowable purchases using University funds for CATS all-access transit passes and individual light rail tickets. We have created FAQ pages that will provide you with information on these new guidelines:

Resources impacted

  • Travel Manual, Sect. IV.3.2, Transportation

  • UP 601.8, Standard for Gifts, Awards, and Other Payments will be amended to say, "No funds may be used for employee commuting expenses, including to purchase parking permits for employees. For procedures related to CATS all-access transit passes or individual light rail tickets, see the FAQ page."

For more information on light rail’s arrival on campus, visit