FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephanie Balian
Admiral James M. Loy, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant (invited) Sen. John Breaux, D-La. (invited) Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska (invited) Mr. Chuck Raymond, Chief Executive Officer of CSX Representatives from the Departments of Commerce (NOAA) Transportation Defense Interior Agriculture EPA and the transportation industry will be available for interviews from 11:30 a.m. - noon.
Each year the MTS contributes over $742
billion to the nation's Gross Domestic Product, employs more
than 13 million people, and moves 2 billion tons of freight including
95% of U.S. foreign trade. Over 67 percent of imported consumer
goods enter the United States via MTS.