Federal compliance for transit - Drug and alcohol testing program

Federal transportation law requires recipients of Sections 5307, 5309, 5311 and 5339 funds to adhere to drug and alcohol testing regulations. The two primary federal rules are:

  • 49 CFR Part 40 – Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs
  • 49 CFR Part ​655 – Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) ensures compliance with the applicable federal drug and alcohol regulations by monitoring the policies, procedures, record keeping and reporting for Section 5311 recipients and their transit systems.

Drug and alcohol requirements include:

  • Developing and implementing a compliant drug and alcohol policy
  • Participating in a drug and alcohol testing program
  • Providing training to safety sensitive employees and supervisors
  • Ensuring safety sensitive employee forms, records and files are properly used, maintained and secured and
  • Submitting annual drug and alcohol reports



The following information provides resources and tools in meeting Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol requirements.

Policy Tools

Training Tools


Testing – General

Collection Site

Reasonable Suspicion


Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Assess Your Compliance


WisDOT Compliance Manager

Becky Soderholm
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors
(608) 266-1650