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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Economic Impact

GoRail Advocates Go to Capitol Hill for Railroad Day 2018

Washington, D.C. — While GoRail is just a small piece of a tremendous effort during the annual Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, we convene a group of…


Rail Advocate
J.D. Chaney
J.D. Chaney
Deputy Executive Director, Kentucky League of Cities
Lexington, Kentucky

"Because Kentucky is strategically located in the center of the nation, the quality of our transportation network helps define both the ability of local communities to compete and their overall quality of life. The backbone of this infrastructure includes a freight rail network that provides affordable and efficient service that…

Craig Thompson
Craig Thompson
Executive Director, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

"A safe, efficient and reliable transportation network is essential for Wisconsin’s economic success and freight railroads are leading the way with massive infrastructure investments."

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.”