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Drug & Alcohol Program


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 has 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. 

Tools and Resources

Drug and Alcohol training vid

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.

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