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

Note: The conference room block at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento is almost sold out, but
 FTA has negotiated a block of rooms an overflow hotel. (See Below)

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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
  • Peer Networks – You Can Benefit, Too!
  • 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

Note: Note: The host hotel is sold-out. Please book your room with the overflow hotel.

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

Overflow Hotel 
1121 15TH Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone (916) 443-0500 Fax (916) 443-0600

A second room block has been arranged at the Residence Inn Sacramento Hotel for the nights of Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the rate of $149.00* per night plus tax. To make a reservation under this block, please call the hotel directly at 916-443-0500 and reference the FTA Drug and Alcohol Conference. The deadline for making a reservation is Sunday, 2/21/2016. Reservations received after this date will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

*A full hot Complimentary American Breakfast and internet is Included within the Room Rate.

Parking: Self-parking (at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento Hotel) 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