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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Rail Advocate
John F. Reinhart
John F. Reinhart
CEO & Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority
Norfolk, Virginia

"The freight rail network is a crucial part of our region’s transportation system - one that keeps Virginia’s ports connected to manufacturers and businesses across the country."

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."

Shelley Keeney Taylor
Shelley Keeney Taylor
Missouri State Representative
Marble Hill, Missouri

“Thanks to balanced federal policies, railroads sustain over one million jobs across the economy and ensure that the goods essential to our daily lives – from food and clothing to energy and water treatment chemicals – are moved efficiently and safely.”