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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A Look Ahead: #RailDay2017

Alexandria, VA — Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2017 is almost here. Hundreds of rail advocates and community leaders from around the country will flood Capitol Hill…

Snapshot

Rail Advocate
Chris Bielik
Chris Bielik
First Selectman
Beacon Falls, Connecticut

"Freight trains take thousands of truckloads off of Connecticut’s congested roads and highways each year, benefiting drivers and our battered infrastructure."

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."

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."