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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Trade disputes may hurt Oswego port, freight rail industry

Syracuse, NY — Morris Sorbello, who represents the 23rd district in the Oswego County Legislature, outlined the negative consequences of tariffs for New York industries, including its…

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Rail Advocate
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."

Patrick Sherry, Ph.D.
Patrick Sherry, Ph.D.
Executive Director, National Center for Intermodal Transportation Research, University of Denver
Denver, Colorado

"In my extensive research on transportation, workforce development and safety, I have observed freight railroads’ commitment to innovative safety programs."

Juva Barber
Juva Barber
Executive Director, Kentuckians for Better Transportation
Louisville, Kentucky

“The Bluegrass automotive industry landscape would not be the powerhouse that it is today without rail. Kentucky ranked 6th nationally in 2011 in originated rail tons of autos and auto parts.”