America’s freight rail network supports economic growth and ensures a high quality of life for millions.

Spanning almost 140,000 miles, freight railroads serve nearly every industrial, wholesale, retail and resource-based sector of the economy. From the selling and building of automobiles and houses to electricity generation and selling goods to export markets, America relies on freight rail to move raw goods and finished products throughout the U.S. and beyond. Railroads must have smart policies that allow them — not taxpayers — to continually invest billions annually into their people, infrastructure, equipment and technology. These investments help ensure safe and efficient operations, maintain the modern American lifestyle and keep America globally competitive.