Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00496
Received: 1/28/2021 6:31:50 PM
Commenter: Dennis Judd
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
The proposed Uintah Basin railroad is a critically needed transportation link for the Uintah Basin. It will provide a more efficient and economical means of transporting goods and products to and from the Uintah Basin and will reduce significantly the heavy truck traffic on US Highway 40. That truck traffic adds a more dangerous element to the highways leading to and from the Uintah Basin and damages Highway infrastructure and creates additional pollution. Until the railroad is constructed it is impossible to get goods and products to and from Uintah Basin area other than through use of heavy trucks. The railroad will provide a safer more environmentally friendly transportation link for the Uintah Basin. The highway relied upon for transportation to and from the Uintah basin are narrow and dangerous and are often rendered impassable by winter weather or accidents. A safer more efficient transportation link will greatly benefit local communities and improve the health, safety and welfare of thousands of citizens.