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Drug & Alcohol Program

The Office of Passenger Transportation Substance Abuse Management Oversight and Technical Assistance program provides Michigan’s grantees and sub-grantees of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding with training materials, training sessions, program implementation aids, FTA-approved policy templates, and regulatory guidance on the FTA and United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations concerning the testing of safety-sensitive employees for prohibited drug use and alcohol misuse.

All recipients of public transportation funds under federal code Sections 5307, 5309 and 5311 are required to comply with FTA drug and alcohol program requirements in accordance with 49 CFR Part 655 and USDOT's Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs in 49 CFR Part 40, as amended.


Kevin Wassom, Compliance Specialist for Michigan Public Transit Agencies Regulated by FTA 

Commercial truck and passenger for-hire transportation service providers should contact the Michigan Field Office for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for questions regulated by FMCSA at 517-853-5990.

What actions constitute a “refusal to test”?
40.191 Refusals

What happens if an employee can’t produce enough urine for testing?
40.193 Shy Bladder

What events qualify as an “accident” that will require drug and alcohol testing?
655.44 Post Accident Testing

We currently have employees in follow up testing program; do they need to submit to directly observed collections? What exactly are directly observed collections?
40.67 Direct Observation Collections

What are the FTA policy statement requirements regarding drugs and alcohol?

What are the FTA education and training requirements for covered employees and supervisors?

Preparing for an audit? Here are the current FTA Drug and Alcohol Program Audit Questions.
FTA Audit Questions