FTA Increases Random Drug Testing Rates for 2019

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On October 17, 2018, the Federal Transit Administration announced that effective January 1, 2019, the minimum rate of random drug testing will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent of covered employees for employers subject to FTA’s drug and alcohol regulation. This change is due to an increase in the industry’s “positive rate” as reflected in random drug test data for calendar year 2017.

The alcohol testing rate is unchanged for 2019 and will remain at 10 percent.

Please see FTA’s October 17th letter announcing this change.

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