Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00079 

Received: 12/2/2020 3:12:00 PM
Commenter: John and Patty Allred
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
We are writing in regards to the Uintah Basin Railway. I believe it will be a great financial boon to the whole Basin, allowing us to diversify in so many areas. Farmers and ranchers will benefit, the oil industry will benefit, regular businesses like ours will benefit. We believe it will bring many great opportunities to the Uintah Basin that have been unattainable due to transportation limitations. Along with the greater opportunities for many businesses, it will also bring more people into our area, helping us to sustain a more stable economy. We believe it will open the way for manufacturing jobs to come to the Basin, as well, which will be a huge advantage for our young people. They will be able to find good jobs right here at home, instead of having to move to big cities in order to find employment. If they are able to stay here and start their families, it will be an enormous boost to our schools and to every other economic interest. We are totally in favor of the Railway coming to the Uintah Basin, and we truly appreciate all those that are working so hard to make it a reality. Sincerely, John and Patty Allred Allred's Yard & Garden. LLC 2210 East Highway 40 Roosevelt, UT 84066 435-722-1021.