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.

Rail at Work

Latest News & Updates

Freight Rail Outlook Strong Despite 2020 Headwinds

“Railroading—it’s been around for a long time. We’ve been through a lot and we’ll get through this strong and continue to keep serving for America.”…


Rail Advocate
James L. Seward
James L. Seward
New York State Senator
Oneonta, New York

"Modern, efficient infrastructure – including rail – is vital to business growth in New York State. In fact, our freight rail network is thriving and outpacing many other modes of transportation when it comes to safety and productivity."

Gurbax Sahota
Gurbax Sahota
President & CEO, California Association for Local Economic Development; Executive Director, California Academy for Economic Development
Sacramento, California

"Infrastructure is the keystone of economic development and freight rail delivers for California."

Christian Leinbach
Christian Leinbach
Berks County Commissioner
Hamburg, Pennsylvania

“Private sector investment in the rail network has a multiplier effect for businesses in Pennsylvania and throughout the economy.”