Purpose. The Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium (DATC) was formed to offer drug and alcohol testing services to member employees in the Bi-State Region. It applies to employees covered under the U.S. Department of Transportation requirements implementing the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 and the laws of the states of Iowa and Illinois. Federal Transit Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration establish regulations that require commercially licensed (CDL) drivers to participate in drug and alcohol testing to promote traffic safety in the transportation industry.
Membership. Each entity must sign a resolution and agree to adhere to the cooperative agreement and by-laws that apply to the Consortium. It is mutually understood and agreed that the Consortium members wishing to take part in this program must agree and adhere to the policies and procedures established by the Consortium as a condition of their membership in the Consortium.
Services. Each participant receives initial and pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing. The Consortium functions to coordinate goals in fulfilling the federal/state regulations, provide a sampling pool for covered employees, purchase required services jointly, coordinate and share administrative activities, and maximize the available resources in the Iowa-Illinois Bi-State area to meet these federal requirements.
Meetings. DATC meets at least once per year to review the contracted testing services, and more frequently with renewal of services contracts. Bi-State Regional Commission provides staff to monitor the random draws and provide information on the program, training opportunities, and updates in regulations as available. A DATC chair and vice-chair aid in the administration of the program and preside over the meetings.
Participants. DATC participants include municipalities, counties, townships, public school districts, public transit systems, and not-for-profit corporations that provide transportation in the geographic area of Muscatine and Scott Counties, Iowa and Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island Counties, Illinois. Two members have business addresses within this coverage area but are providing services outside the Bi-State Region.
Current DATC members include:
Abilities Plus, Inc.
Alwood Comm School District
Bettendorf Community School District
Buffalo Prairie Township
Cambridge Community School District
City of Bettendorf
City of Blue Grass
City of Davenport
City of Durant
City of East Moline
City of Eldridge Power & Light
City of Kewanee
City of Muscatine
City of Silvis
City of Wilton
East Moline Elementary School District
Galva Community School Unit
Henry County Highway Department
Kewanee High School District
Mercer County Highway Department
Mercer Township Road District
Munson Township Road District
Muscatine City Transit/Muscabus
Project Now Head Start
Project Now Senior Center
River Bend Transit
Riverdale Community School District
Rock Island County Highway Department
Silvis Elementary School District
United Township School District
Village of Atkinson
Village of Hampton
Village of Milan
Village of Orion
Waste Commission of Scott County
Wethersfield Community School District
Wilton Community School District
Wilton Municipal Light & Power