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

Freight Rail Jobs Grow Wisconsin Economy, Support Veterans

Madison, WI — When railroads talk about their infrastructure, they’re not only referring to rails and locomotives. People are at the core of what railroads do every…


Rail Advocate
Bill Falkner
Bill Falkner
St. Joseph, Missouri

"The economic impact when freight railroads invest in their network reverberates across America and in cities like St. Joseph."

Matt Kramer
Matt Kramer
President & CEO, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Saint Paul, Minnesota

“Four Class I railroads privately invested more than $500 million in safety and capital improvements in Minnesota in 2015 alone."

Maureen Halahan
Maureen Halahan
President & CEO, Orange County Partnership
Goshen, New York

“Freight railroads are crucial transportation partners when it comes to attracting New York businesses and helping them expand – the primary goals of the Orange County Partnership.”