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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West Virginia Policy Issues

The Man Behind the Staggers Act: A Conversation with Margaret Staggers

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…

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Rail Advocate
Mike Miller
Mike Miller
President, Florence County Chamber of Commerce
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."

Benjamin Snow
Benjamin Snow
President, Rapid City Economic Development Partnership
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."

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.”