November 28, 2007 12:25 ET

Port of Boston Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Security Credential

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Boston will begin enrolling Friday, Nov. 30, in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a security threat.

Ultimately, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will establish fixed enrollment centers at 147 ports and will deploy mobile enrollment centers to dozens of other locations as needed.

On Thursday morning, TSA and Coast Guard officials will be available at 10 a.m. for one-on-one interviews to discuss the TWIC program and enrollment process.

    WHO:   George Naccara, Federal Security Director, Transportation
           Security Administration

           Capt. Gail Kulisch, Captain of the Port of Boston,
           United States Coast Guard

    WHAT:  Media Availability & One-On-One Interviews

    WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007
           10 a.m.

    WHERE: TWIC Enrollment Center
           28 Damrell St, Suite 104 (off of Dorchester Ave.)
           South Boston, MA 02127