Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00090 

Received: 12/3/2020 8:20:00 AM
Commenter: Diana Traeger
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Dear Sir I am writing to voice my opinion on the proposed railroad in the Uintah Basin. I have a son that hauls Crude from Basin to Salt Lake nearly every day. He looks forward to no longer driving over the canyon and mountain passes. He would love for his job to change simply from the job site to the railroad. It would make his job safer with the shorter runs and less snowey travel in canyons. Thus making our highways safer as well. Think of the reduction in traffic if all the trucks hauling crude and gas were eliminated! There would be less deaths on Highway 40 and our air would be cleaner. My husband works for a hay ranch. His boss looks forward to being able to sell his hay to markets that he can reach farther and faster if he was using the railroad. His hay would become much more marketable and profitable. Shipping by rail would be faster and cheaper. I personally would like the option of being able to travel out of the basin by means other than car or air. I road on the train as a child once, it was very pleasurable! To sum it up the railway would benefit more than just people of the Uintah Basin, The state of Utah would benefit with cleaner air, safer roads and a more positive economic impact. Thank you for your time. Respectfully yours, Diana Traeger Uintah Basin resident