Sooner State Growth Riding on Rail

Freight rail brings finished goods and raw materials to Oklahoma's businesses and transports Oklahoma's products to the rest of the nation and the world. According to the State Department of Transportation, rail traffic will experience significant growth over the next few decades with the number of trains on some corridors expected to double over the next 20 years.

Oklahoma's 18 freight railroads operate over 3,197 miles of track and employ 1,994 in the Sooner State.* It would have taken approximately 16.3 million additional truckloads to move the 293.7 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Oklahoma in 2019. Moving freight by rail prevented 3.3 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of taking 647,000 cars off the road or planting 50 million trees. Nonmetallic minerals are the largest freight rail shipments beginning and ending in Oklahoma.

*2019 data

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Featured Rail Advocates

Oklahoma
Leslie Osborn
Leslie Osborn
Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
Casey Murdock
Casey Murdock
Oklahoma State Representative

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44 percent
decrease

in rail rates on average from 1981 to today.


That means the average rail customer today can ship significantly more freight for about the same price they paid 40 years ago. 

State Director

Oklahoma
Brett Sebastian

Brett Sebastian

State Director

Brett Sebastian joined GoRail in August 2019 and oversees its operations in the South-Central United States and Arizona.