GoRail educates community leaders across the country about the public benefits of freight rail investments, mobilizing them in support of an even stronger rail network. We believe every ton of freight moved by rail strengthens the economy, creates jobs, mitigates 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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Policy Issues

Washington’s Trade Economy Needs Infrastructure Development

With its robust industries and coastal geography, Washington state continues to be a national leader in trade. A recent op-ed in the Seattle Times by Edward R. Hamberger, president…

Snapshot

Rail Advocate
Jonathan Barfield, Jr.
Jonathan Barfield, Jr.
New Hanover County Commissioner
Wilmington, North Carolina

"Manufacturers like our very own Vertex Rail Technologies are supported by the billions freight rail spends on its network annually. Economic development goes hand in hand with freight railroads."

Gurbax Sahota
Gurbax Sahota
President & CEO, California Association for Local Economic Development; Executive Director, California Academy for Economic Development
Sacramento, California

"Infrastructure is the keystone of economic development and freight rail delivers for California."

John Casper
John Casper
President & CEO, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

"Rail has long been the driving force of the Fox River Valley’s economy."