FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS

Every home in the United States is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests.  Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.  These tests give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required).  COVID-19 self-tests (also referred to as home tests or over-the-counter tests) are one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19.

Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results.  You can use self-tests, regardless of vaccination status, or whether or not you have symptoms.  Follow all the manufacturer's instructions for performing the test.

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Upcoming Events

2022 MPTA CONFERENCE & EXPO

National RTAP 2022 Photo Contest

 

ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

CTAA: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND DE-ESCALATION FOR TRANSIT DRIVERS AND SUPERVISOR

With appreciation, CTAA thanks the New Mexico Department of Transportation (Transit and Rail Division), for providing transit agencies in every state with free access to this course.  Also to Ream Lazaro, long time nationally recognized transit industry safety, security and training expert.  
Agenda:  The Risk; De-escalation Strategies; Signs of Escalating Conflict; Responding to Danger; Review of Key Points
Cost:  $0
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CTAA: UNDERSTANDING PASSENGERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA
Created for public transportation, NEMT, specialized transportation, and other drivers who interact with the general public on a daily basis. It’s purpose is to educate drivers on the impacts that past traumatic events can have on individuals and how those impacts may play out in a transportation setting.
Cost:  $0
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News

FEDERAL MASK REQUIREMENT EXTENDED TO 05/03/2022 FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (04/13/2022)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the security directive requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and hubs through May 3, 2022. Read the TSA announcement here.

During this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regarding when and under what circumstances masks should be required for public transportation in the future. Any changes will be based on the COVID-19 community levels, risk of new variants, national data, and the latest science.

Please share the mask requirement information with colleagues and send questions to TransitMaskUp@dot.gov

FTA DRUG AND ALCOHOL NEWSLETTER - JULY 2022, ISSUE 75
Issue 75, last updated July 7, 2022 includes information on - 

  • Preliminary Management Information System (MIS) Results
  • State & Local Legislation Prohibiting Testing for Marijuana Does Not Apply to DOT Employers
  • Operators of Revenue Service Vehicles on Transit or Private Property Are Covered
  •  Previous Employers Must Respond to Requests for DOT Testing Information
  • Cancelled Random Tests Do Not Count Toward Minimum Requirements
  • What Happens When a Collector Finds Items Used to "Beat" A Drug Test?
  • CBD is Not Regulated and May Generate a THC Positive
  • Grantee's Access to Records when Maintained by a Third-party Administrator (TPA)
  • Dedicated Employer Representative (DER) Must Remove Employee from Safety-Sensitive Functions While Awaiting Split Specimen Test Results
  • Obtaining Contractor Records
  • Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Trainings Available
  • Prescription Medication Cannot be Verified Solely Using Photographs
  • Finding a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
  • Step 1 of the Custody and Control Form (CCF) - Collection Site Address
  • What Will the MRO Report to the DER When There Is a Laboratory Positive, Adulterated, or Substituted Test Result?

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TRAINING

FTA is sponsoring the following upcoming training events related to FTA's Drug And Alcohol testing program. Visit FTA's Office of Transit Safety & Oversight Training Page to view other FTA-sponsored training events as well as on-online training resources.

Transit Resources

Cybersecurity Resources for Transit Agencies

Second Quarter 2022 MO-RTAP eNewsletter

TRANSIT SYSTEMS TAKING STEPS TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING