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Drug and Alcohol

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,” the 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.

New FTA has published a special edition of the Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter.

New The FTA Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter issue #64 has been published.

New Save the Date! The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is hosting the 13th Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference May 8-10, 2018.

View presentations from the 12th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference, which was held in New Orleans in April, 2017.

The FTA annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established for 2017 are 25% for random drug and 10% for random alcohol

Post-Accident Testing Chart

The FTA Drug and Alcohol MIS submissions for 2016 were due on March 15, 2017.

FTA has developed a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify requirements for shared mobility alternatives as they relate to FTA drug and alcohol testing requirements

FTA has released a Drug and Alcohol Policy Builder to help transit agencies develop customized anti-drug and alcohol misuse policies that are compliant with FTA regulations.

Implementation of the 2014 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF) and HHS/NLCP guidance for the eCCF form


Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Updates





What's New

Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter

Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter Issue 63


The issue includes:
  • 2016 Drug and Alcohol MIS Results
  • Alcohol Results Less Than 0.04 Are Not DOT Violations
  • Responding to a 40.25 Request for Testing Information
12th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference

12th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference


View presentations from the 12th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference.
Policy Builder

Policy Builder


FTA's Drug and Alcohol Policy Builder helps transit agencies develop customized anti-drug and alcohol misuse policies that are compliant with FTA regulations.
2014 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF)

Implementation of the 2014 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF) including electronic form (Federal eCCF)


Training Calendar

FTA Substance Abuse Training Sessions


FTA is providing a series of one-day seminars designed to facilitate employers' compliance with DOT's 49 CFR Part 40 and FTA's 49 CFR Part 655.

Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2018
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