On Thursday, October 18, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta will
deliver opening remarks at the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council meeting
in Baltimore. The Secretary will brief council members on marine transportation system capacity and port security issues. The council meeting is open for public observation.
The council is comprised of leaders from over 30 commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, recreational boating interests, academics and environmental groups. Its purpose is to advise the Secretary of Transportation on issues involving the Marine Transportation System – a system of waterways, ports and intermodal landside connections, which allow the various modes of transportation to move people and goods on the water.