Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta will ring the opening bell Thursday
morning, Jan. 29, at the New York Stock Exchange.
the stock exchange, the event highlights the addition of a new economic
indicator, the Transportation Services Index.
The new index
will attempt to measure the performance of the economy as reflected in the
movement of freight and passengers.
Conference Board Senior Fellow and Economic Counselor Victor Zarnowitz and
Bureau of Transportation Statistics Chief Economist Jack Wells will join the
secretary for the announcement.