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.
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.
Charleston, W.V. — This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of a policy critical to freight railroads. Named for its author Rep. Harley…
Florence, South Carolina
"At the Chamber, we know how vital it is for our local businesses to have efficient transportation options. Freight railroads stand out on this front because of their financial commitment to building and expanding the nationwide rail network, a stark contrast to our publicly funded roads and highways."
Rapid City, South Dakota
"Rapid City is the hub of a regional economy stretching more than 200 miles and freight rail is one of our major transportation arteries, hauling the best of the Black Hills to feed the world, as well as meet its demands for power."
“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.”