Why Citizen Engagement Matters

Advocacy Corner

While constituents might view Capitol Hill through a prism of skepticism, research shows that citizen voices really do matter to policymakers. They want to hear from their constituents—want to understand the issues that are impacting folks back home.

This reality is the foundation that GoRail’s advocacy model is built on. Through education, recruitment and mobilization, we work to convey the local freight rail story, through citizen voices, to the lawmakers on Capitol Hill making important rail policy decisions.

Policy Issues

Background and Resources

Decisions made in Washington, D.C., affect railroads and communities nationwide. Learn more about policy issues affecting America's freight railroads.

Learn More

Rail in your State

local rail stats

Take Action Today

Urge the STB to Scrap Forced Access
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) is considering a rule that would mandate reciprocal switching among freight railroads. They will hold a hearing in March to examine this policy of forced access, which would compromise the efficiency of the rail network and undermine service for rail customers and communities coast-to-coast.
Visual Resources
GoRail Graphics for Sharing