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.
FTA and USDOT Resources
National RTAP Resources
2 the Point Training Cards on Drugs and Alcohol in English and Spanish
eLearning Substance Abuse Training and Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors
Substance Abuse Awareness Training, Testing, and Compliance Technical Brief
Webinar on Drug & Alcohol Fitness-for-Duty Policies & Procedures for Public Transit
Webinar on Understanding the Updated USDOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulation
Transit Manager's Toolkit section on Drug and Alcohol Programs
California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CALACT) Drug and Alcohol Resource Page includes guidelines, templates and webinars
DISA Drug Testing Calculator
FMCSA's Implementation Guidelines for Drug and Alcohol Regulations and Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Florida Department of Transportation’s Prescription for Safety provides guidelines for ensuring fitness for duty
Florida RTAP, run by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), has a Resource Library that includes drug and alcohol videos, workbooks and other resources.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities video
Office of National Drug Control Policy's Rural Community Action Guide: Building Stronger, Healthy, Drug-Free Rural Communities. 2020.
TRB's Transportation Research Circular E-C250: Drug-Impaired Driving: Research Needs
TCRP's Eliminating Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities
United Motorcoach Association's CBD Can Jeopardize Your CDL: Even Products Labeled as THC-Free May Cause Positive Drug Tests
USDA's Federal Resources for Rural Communities to Help Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse
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Updated April 2, 2020