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 nearly 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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In Pictures: GoRail Takes Tech Showcase to Statehouses

Bismarck, ND, Austin, TX, and Indianapolis, IN — In a series of rail technology "showcases" at three state capitals, GoRail recently had the opportunity to discuss…


Rail Advocate
Jesse James
Jesse James
Police Chief and State Representative
Altoona, Wisconsin

"The railroad is part of the city of Altoona. This is how Altoona came to existence. I take pride in being a railroader and I take pride in protecting, educating and teaching our community about the rail."

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."

Gordon M. Johnson
Gordon M. Johnson
New Jersey State Assemblyman
Englewood, New Jersey

“Energizing New Jersey's economy is a top priority, and the health of our freight railroads is a critical factor.”