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

America’s Workforce Development Capital returns to its Freight Rail Roots

Marion, OH — Marion is a small community of 37,000 located in north central Ohio. Home to the 29th U.S. President, Warren G. Harding, Marion was an…


Rail Advocate
Bart Gobeil
Bart Gobeil
Director, Statewide Economic Development and Government Affairs, Georgia Ports Authority
Savannah, Georgia

"In my role at the Georgia Ports Authority, I see the commitment freight railroads make to enhancing their infrastructure and how this commitment supports the efficiency of our ports and larger transportation network."

Gurbax Sahota
Gurbax Sahota
President & CEO, California Association for Local Economic Development; Executive Director, California Academy for Economic Development
Sacramento, California

"Infrastructure is the keystone of economic development and freight rail delivers for California."

Margaret Mahery
Margaret Mahery
Executive Director, Tennessee Municipal League
Nashville, Tennessee

“Rail access was a significant factor when Volkswagen choose Chattanooga as the site for its newest U.S. assembly plant, which ships nine out of 10 cars by rail, and freight rail continues to make Tennessee a transportation powerhouse.”