The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 mandated the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to combat prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse in the transportation industry. For that portion of the transportation industry having to do with the provision of and service to the public of mass transportation, FTA is the agency delegated with the authority and responsibility for issuing these implementing rules. These rules are encompassed in 49 CFR Part 655, Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations.
- 2020 Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Rates
- In January 2020, FTA published the Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations announcing the calendar year 2020 drug and alcohol random testing rates for employers subject to FTA's Drug and Alcohol Program.
- FTA Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates September 2019
Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference
Save the date for the 15th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference, April 14-16, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Attendees can choose from a variety of sessions to customize their experience for the specific needs of their employer and their knowledge level of 49 C.F.R. Part 655 and 49 C.F.R. Part 40 regulations.
Sessions will include training for beginner and advanced drug and alcohol program managers, running a compliant drug and alcohol program, and an update from the FTA Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance. Additionally, there will be networking opportunities, access to FTA and other Federal drug and alcohol compliance experts and FTA drug and alcohol program compliance auditors, and much more.
Register for this free conference beginning in February 2020.
Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Updates
This video describes the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and the work environment, and on the signs and symptoms that may indicate prohibited drug use. This video meets the 60- minute training requirement of section 655.14(b)(1) for covered employees.