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 more than 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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Economic Impact

New Analysis Ties Rail Suppliers to Billions in Economic Impact

Washington, DC — America's rail suppliers — which produce everything from signals, track and ties to the advanced tech used for PTC — contributed $74.2 billion to…


Rail Advocate
Clayton Harris III
Clayton Harris III
Executive Director, Illinois International Port District
Chicago, Illinois

"For the Illinois International Port District, the role of rail is critical. We have rail running directly to the port, along with access to Interstate highways. This makes the Illinois International Port District attractive to companies looking to move goods in and out of Chicago."

Shelley Keeney Taylor
Shelley Keeney Taylor
Missouri State Representative
Marble Hill, Missouri

“Thanks to balanced federal policies, railroads sustain over one million jobs across the economy and ensure that the goods essential to our daily lives – from food and clothing to energy and water treatment chemicals – are moved efficiently and safely.”

David Mayer
David Mayer
Gloucester Township, New Jersey

“We’ve seen the economic power of rail firsthand in Gloucester.”