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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Rail Advocate
Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman
Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman
State Senator, Delaware State Senate
Wilmington, Delaware

"Freight railroads serve the Port of Wilmington, reliably and efficiently connecting our businesses and relieving congestion across the state."

Jarrett Smith
Jarrett Smith
Takoma Park, Maryland

“Maryland’s freight railroads contribute to the social vibrancy and economic stability of our region by transporting multitudes of goods to regional consumers and industry."

Jesse James
Jesse James
State Representative, Wisconsin State Assembly
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."