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Important: FTA Increases Random Drug Testing Rate for Section 5307, 5309, 5311 and 5339 recipients
According to an Oct. 17, 2018, "Dear Colleague" letter from FTA the random testing rate for drugs will return to 50 percent, starting Jan. 1, 2019. The random testing rate for alcohol under FTA's rules will remain at 10 percent for the 2019 calendar year.
Election Results Run-Down
Election Day 2018 produced some significant impacts, not just in the balance of power in Washington, D.C., but also state and local investment in transportation projects and services. We've prepared analysis of the changes coming with the 116 Congress, as well as the strong support voters showed for community and public transportation through ballot measures and millages.
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