Secretary Buttigieg’s Engagements:
Week of February 19, 2024 – February 23, 2024
On Tuesday, Secretary Buttigieg participated in a meeting of G7 transport ministers to address conditions in the Red Sea created by Houthi attacks on commercial shipping vessels. He then departed for Hawaii, where he spent Wednesday and Thursday meeting with local leaders and community stakeholders and conducted site visits to the Skyline Rail Operation Control Center, Kapalama Container Terminal, FAA facilities at the Daniel K. Inouye airport in Honolulu, and Honoapi'ilani Highway. He also visited the scene of last year’s devastating wildfire in Maui and engaged federal and local officials on the role of transportation in the recovery process. Back in Washington on Friday, he conducted six individual meetings with governors from around the country who were visiting for the National Governors Association to discuss transportation priorities in their states.