PennTRAIN: Drug & Alcohol Management & Compliance Training

  • 09/29/2021
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Trolleyworks Conference Room at Altoona Metro Transit (AMTRAN) in Altoona
  • 22


Registration is closed
  • Wednesday, September 29 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    NOTE: This is an in-person course and is open to fully vaccinated individuals. Additional future classes in both in-person and virtual formats will be offered for those who are unable to participate in this session of this course. (See PennTRAIN statement at the end of this description.)

    Session Description:

    The Drug & Alcohol Program Management & Compliance training is a full-day course focusing on the drug and alcohol regulations governing a transit system’s compliance under the United States Department of Transportation (49 CFR Part 40) and the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). This training course will provide a comprehensive overview of the FTA Drug and Alcohol testing program, covering all major topic areas of FTA drug & alcohol program management and compliance. 

    Some of the primary topic areas covered include:  

    • policy development and implementation 
    • drug and alcohol testing categories
    • testing procedures 
    • employer/supervisor training 
    • record-keeping
    • contractor/vendor oversight

The comprehensive nature of this course makes it useful for both)/designated employer new and experienced drug and alcohol program managers (DAPMs representatives (DERs). The course offers the needed foundation and introduction for any new drug and alcohol program manager who may not have a lot of exposure/training on the USDOT-FTA drug & alcohol regulations; however, the course also provides and allows time for, the in-depth and detailed discussions/case-studies often sought after by the most seasoned and experienced drug and alcohol program managers.

This training is also designed to keep State DOT and other transit administrators/program managers up-to-date and knowledgeable about current compliance issues. 

Each attendee will be provided with a training materials packet which includes the presentation slides and customizable Drug & Alcohol Program Management Forms for use in achieving compliance/documentation requirements.

Presented by: Sean Oswald, Senior Associate for RLS & Associates Inc.

Cost: $49. PPTA cancellation policy applies.

Parking: Free, ample street parking is available at the Trolleyworks Conference Room.

Lodging: PennTRAIN has secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield by Marriott, located at 2915 Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602. Rooms are available at the discounted rate of $96 per night, plus taxes and fees, on the nights of September 28 and 29. Click here to book online, or call 814-946-0422 and ask for the PennTRAIN block to book over the phone. The block will be released at 5 PM on Wednesday, September 17, 2021.

Meals: The Fairfield by Marriott provides a complimentary breakfast for overnight guests. Lunch and breaks will be provided during the training. Please inform Kristen Joyner at of any dietary restrictions at least one week in advance.

Attire: Casual. Because it can be a challenge to keep the meeting room at a temperature that accommodates everyone, we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket to stay comfortable.

Available Seats: 36

The Trolleyworks Conference Room at Altoona Metro Transit is located at:
3316 5th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602

Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 115 Pine Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

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