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.

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Take Action Now

Ask Congress to Rein in the STB
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) is considering a series of new regulations that would hurt freight railroads by undermining the balanced regulatory framework that enables them to earn enough to adequately reinvest back into their infrastructure and operations.