11th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is hosting the 11th Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference on March 22 - 24, 2016.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-1234

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This FREE three-day Conference will provide attendees with a solid background on 49 CFR Part 40 (Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs) and 49 CFR Part 655 (Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operators). The Conference will be an exceptional opportunity for those both new and old to the transit industry with sessions tailored to both groups.

Speakers and Industry Experts

  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • US DOT/Volpe Drug and Alcohol Program Staff
  • Office of the Secretary's Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC)
  • FTA Drug and Alcohol Auditors
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
  • Third Party Administrator (TPA)


  • Examples of Various Adulterants (substitutions and ways to beat a test)
  • FTA Drug and Alcohol FREE Publications
  • Policy Reviews
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Meet the Experts from FTA, OST, FMCSA and more...

Tuesday, March 22 (some sessions require pre-registration):

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm On-site Conference Check-in (conference materials, nametags, etc.) available
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Beginner Drug and Alcohol Program Manager (DAPM) Training*
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Reasonable Suspicion Training
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Experienced Drug and Alcohol Program Manager (DAPM) Training*
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Emerging Drug Trends
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking for Like Sized Systems
* Pre-registration required for Beginner Drug and Alcohol Program Manager (DAPM) Training, Experienced Drug and Alcohol Program Manager (DAPM) Training, and Reasonable Suspicion Training

Wednesday, March 23:

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am On-site Conference check-in (conference materials, nametags, etc.)
  • 9:00 am - 9:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm General Sessions
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Peer Networking Session
    Hyatt Regency Sacramento
    Capitol View Room, 15th Floor

Thursday, March 24:

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm General Sessions
New Sessions
  • FTA Training Games
  • How to Deal with Collection Site Problems
  • Common Drug and Alcohol Program Manager (DAPM) Mistakes and How to Correct Them
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Annual MIS Reporting
  • What You Need to Know About Public Interest Exclusions (PIEs)
  • The Importance of Contractor Oversight
  • Creating a Local Network
  • How Rural/Very Small Systems Keep in Compliance
  • Transition Planning for DAPMs
  • Essentials of FTA Safety-Sensitive Employee Onboarding
  • Techniques for Training: 60 Minute Employee Drug Awareness and Reasonable Suspicion Determination

View the full agenda

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Sacramento Hotel
1209 L Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Reservations: 1-916-443-1234

Reservations:  A room block at the federal/government per diem rate of $112 per night, plus tax has been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento Hotel for the 11th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference for the nights of Sunday, March 20-Thursday, March 24, 2016.

There are two options for making a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento Hotel. The first option is to contact the hotel directly at 1-916-443-1234 and ask to be transferred to Reservations. Identify yourself as part of the 11th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference in order to obtain the group rate. Please note that any guest that does not identify his or her affiliation with the 11th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference room block at the time of reservation or books outside of the room block will not receive the group rate.

The second option is to click on the following link https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2016UDOT. Please put in the dates of stay and follow the prompts to continue with booking your reservation.

Reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis at the group rate. If you wish to cancel your reservation please contact the hotel within 72 hours of the arrival date.

Parking: Self-parking will be available at the rate of $17 per day. Valet parking will be available at the rate of $25 per day.


How far is the hotel from Sacramento International Airport?
The airport is approximately 10 miles from the hotel.

What transportation is available from the airport?
  • A taxi costs approximately $40
  • Super Shuttle offers convenient transportation to and from Sacramento International Airport for approximately $15 per way. For shuttle service, guests are required to make reservations in advance by calling 1-800-BLUE-VAN.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the FTA Drug and Alcohol Project Office at
(617) 494-6336 or email us at FTA.DAMIS@dot.gov.

Sacramento - 11th Annual Federal Transit Administration (FTA)  Drug and Alcohol National Conference - March 22-24, 2016