To help determine the extent, prevalence and types of substance abuse in the transit industry nationwide, as well as its identifiable consequences, was the clearly stated objective of the project that produced this report. The study design established two survey mechanisms to collect the necessary information. A transit agency survey was developed to examine those agencies' drug and alcohol testing proograms and test results. The employee survey was similarly designed and conducted with sensitive safety employees at randomly selected transit systems nation wide. The employee survey was dwsigned to porvide corroborative data plus independent information to analyze more detailed aspects of substance abuse. There are clear indications from both surveys that the transit industry has been affected by the same substance abuse problems as those found in the general population; self-repoorted drug use in transit was reported slightly lower and alcohol abuse slightly higher, compared to the 1988 survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and within similar range as the 1990 NIDA survey results.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    1700 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19103
  • Authors:
    • Schneck, D
    • Amodei, R
    • Kernish, R
  • Publication Date: 1991-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-DC-09-7021-91-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM