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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 Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter issue #52 has been published.

New The 9th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference will be held in April, 2014.  Information will be coming out in the Fall of 2013.

Final Rule: This final rule, effective June 25, 2013, is issued to revise sections of the Alcohol and Controlled Substances (D&A) Testing regulation to reflect recent amendments to the law. The final rule also includes technical corrections to the D&A testing regulation to more clearly explain existing compliance requirements, update regulatory terms, and remove repealed statutory provisions.

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

The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy Compliance has issued a notice regarding the use of recreational marijuana.

View presentations from the 8th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference, held in April, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ.

Final Rule: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs - 6-Acetylmorphine (6-AM) Testing has been published in the Federal Register.


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