Drug and Alcohol Programs

Safety-sensitive employees are required to undergo drug and alcohol testing as part of federal regulations aimed at increasing public safety. Rural and tribal transit agencies are responsible for making sure that these requirements are met. This topic guide will direct you to the most current and relevant resources on all aspects of the federal drug and alcohol requirements.


USDOT and FTA Resources

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has two very similar drug and alcohol pages: FTA Drug & Alcohol Program and Transit Safety and Oversight Drug and Alcohol. Both contain important information and links to regulations, guidance, forms, training opportunities, and other resources.

A quick guide to important items on the FTA's Drug and Alcohol pages:

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance page has even more information, but it is not all transit-specific.


Resources from National RTAP

101 Webinar on Drug and Alcohol Testing: Federal Custody and Control Forms, by consultant Robbie Sarles of RLS & Associates.

Transit Manager's Toolkit section on Drug and Alcohol compliance.

Resource Library resources about Drug and Alcohol program compliance.


Other Resources

Florida RTAP, run by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), has downloadable Drug and Alcohol videos, including Clean, Sober and Safe, and REACT Reasonable Suspicion Training, as well as workbooks and other resources



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