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Purchase Transactions

TripDirect Transactions

In TripDirect, there are 4 different types of transactions that can be added to an approved trip:

  • Vehicle Transactions: Cost Per Mile or Flat Fee
  • Driver Transactions: Labor Hours or Labor Costs
  • Purchase Transactions: Fuel, Tolls, Parking Costs, etc.
  • Vendor Transactions: Charter Buses, Rental Car Companies, Airlines, Travel Agencies, etc.


Transportation costs can be added before or after the trip is completed. Vehicle, Driver, and Vendor Assignments must be made before those Transaction links become available. The Purchase Transaction link is always available.

How to Add Purchase Transactions

  • Go to an approved trip and scroll down to the Actual Costs section.
  • Click on the Add Purchase Transaction link. A pop-up window will appear.
  • Enter a Cost Description.
  • The Trip Departure date will automatically populate in the Date field. However, you can change this by typing in a new date or clicking the calendar icon to select a different date.
  • Select the Cost Type (Admission, Fuel, Tolls, etc).
  • Select the appropriate Budget Code if needed.
  • Enter the Cost Amount of the purchase and enter the Quantity. *Note: If multiple items were purchased, you can enter the total cost for all the items and enter a quantity of 1 instead of counting the individual items.
  • Click Save. You can enter as many purchase transactions as needed.
  • Click Close this window to close the pop-up window and return to the trip. *Note: If you click the red X in the corner of the pop-up to close the window, you may not see the transaction added to the list until you save the trip or refresh the screen.


Viewing Purchase Transactions

All transactions will appear in the Actual Costs section of the Trip Request form.

  • You can view up to 5 transaction at a time in this section. Click Next at the top right of the list to view the next 5 transactions for the trip.
  • A total for each transaction type and a Grand Total will be listed at the bottom of the section.



  • You can delete a transaction by clicking the red x () next to that transaction.
  • To view or edit the Transaction, click on the Description field. You will be able to make adjustments and click Save to update it.