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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 The FTA Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter issue #57 has been published.

New 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.

The 11th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference  will be held March 22-24, 2016 in Sacramento, CA   

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

The FTA Drug and Alcohol MIS  submissions for 2014 are due on March 15, 2015.

 FTA Substance Abuse One-Day Seminar Schedule has been updated.


Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Updates


  • New  2015 DOT Random Testing Rates Notice
  • The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance has published an updated DOT Urine Specimen Collection Guidelines for the U.S. Department of Transportation Workplace Drug Testing Programs (49 CFR Part 40). This update includes:
    • Updated web site addresses/hyperlinks,
    • Modified language throughout the document to clarify concepts and to identify when actions are required versus simply permitted by the regulation. These edits are italicized throughout this document and the items italicized, underlined, and bolded from the 2010 revisions to this document were returned to normal text,
    • Removed effective dates in Section 4 that have passed,
    • Section 13 was re-organized,
    • Removed Section 14
  • ODAPC has issued a notice regarding the use of recreational marijuana.

A final rule, effective June 25, 2013, was issued to revise sections of 49 CFR Part 655.



What's New

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.
Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter

Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter Issue 57


The issue includes:
• Records Retention for Employers Offering a "Second Chance"
• New Hires and Old Tests
• Roundups and Random Batch Testing
• Does Airbag Deployment Constitute Disabling Damage?
11th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference

11th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference


The 11th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference will be held in Sacramento in March of 2016.
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.


Federal Transit Administration - Drug and Alcohol Program