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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RailWorks Track Systems - Deer Park Infrastructure

Congressman Babin Tours RailWorks Track Systems Facility

Deer Park, TX — U.S. Representative Brian Babin joined GoRail and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of RailWorks Track Systems’…


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."

Beth Baumann
Beth Baumann
South St. Paul, Minnesota

"Freight rail has been South St. Paul’s business link to the nation and the globe for more than 100 years."

Martin Russell
Martin Russell
Director, Warren County Economic Development; Executive Director, Warren County Port Authority
Lebanon, Ohio

“Many out-of-state and local companies considering expansion in Ohio demand freight rail access. Without freight rail options, our economic development and job growth opportunities would not be as successful.”