GoRail educates community leaders across the country about the public benefits of freight rail investments and mobilizes them in support of an even stronger rail network. We believe every ton of freight moved by rail strengthens the economy, creates jobs, lessens pollution and saves taxpayers money.

Rail Advocates

Featured GoRail Supporters

GoRail’s rail advocates are community leaders from every region of the country who recognize that rail policy decisions made in Washington, D.C. have real impacts back home. Meet them and learn more about the ways freight rail has benefited their communities.

Benefiting Communities
Across the Country

The U.S. is connected by the best freight rail system in the world. Spanning more than 140,000 miles, the network safely delivers economic growth, supports job creation, and offers unparalleled environmental benefits like cleaner air and reduced highway gridlock.

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Correcting Four Myths Around Rail Safety

Washington, D.C. — Today marks the start of the first-ever national Rail Safety Week (Sept. 24-30), a joint effort by the national rail safety education nonprofit Operation…


Rail Advocate
Casey Murdock
Casey Murdock
Oklahoma State Representative
Felt, Oklahoma

"My position as Vice Chair of the Oklahoma House’s Transportation Committee has given me a favorable view of private freight rail companies, like BNSF in our region, that invest vast sums into our communities by way of infrastructure."

Bill Falkner
Bill Falkner
St. Joseph, Missouri

"The economic impact when freight railroads invest in their network reverberates across America and in cities like St. Joseph."

Matt Kramer
Matt Kramer
President & CEO, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Saint Paul, Minnesota

“Four Class I railroads privately invested more than $500 million in safety and capital improvements in Minnesota in 2015 alone."