Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00180 

Received: 12/8/2020 10:50:57 AM
Commenter: Harold Gibson
Organization: 
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Ref: FD36284 Joshua I have lived in the Uintah Basin sense 2002. The mainstay industry for the basin has been the Oil Industry. I have been able to watch the Oil industry have both ups and downs. I feel that the railroad would bring many additional opportunities for industry to become a player in the basin. One thing that you see on a yearly basis is the constant repair of the highway from the basin to the Wasatch Front. With the advent of the railroad, the constant running of large tankers trucks would be cut down, not eliminated but cut down. The rail system would give the basin an opportunity to invite other business to come to the basin. As of now, to have new business establish in the basin, we have a logistic problem. I feel the railroad would open the basin to have the new business. Thank you for the opportunity to respond. Regards Harold Gibson