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.

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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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This Day in History: Railroads Create the First U.S. Time Zones

Alexandria, VA — Freight railroads have a long and storied history in North America, beginning with the driving of the Golden Spike in Promontory Summit,…


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."

Bart Gobeil
Bart Gobeil
Director, Statewide Economic Development and Government Affairs, Georgia Ports Authority
Savannah, Georgia

"In my role at the Georgia Ports Authority, I see the commitment freight railroads make to enhancing their infrastructure and how this commitment supports the efficiency of our ports and larger transportation network."

Margaret Mahery
Margaret Mahery
Executive Director, Tennessee Municipal League
Nashville, Tennessee

“Rail access was a significant factor when Volkswagen choose Chattanooga as the site for its newest U.S. assembly plant, which ships nine out of 10 cars by rail, and freight rail continues to make Tennessee a transportation powerhouse.”