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 nearly 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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Post-Election, Pre-New Congress Limbo

Washington, D.C. — With the November elections solidly in the rear-view mirror, much about the 116th Congress is now known. For railroads, though, there are still significant…


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."

Leslie Osborn
Leslie Osborn
Oklahoma State Representative
Mustang, Oklahoma

"Union Pacific, which runs through my district, and Oklahoma’s 18 other freight railroads are an economic powerhouse for our local and state economies."

Dick Muri
Dick Muri
Washington State Representative
Steilacoom, Washington

"Freight rail opens the gateway to the world’s economy while contributing $28.5 billion to Washington's economy each year and supporting more than 10 percent of our state’s jobs."