Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00185 

Received: 12/8/2020 11:04:00 AM
Commenter: Casey Koon
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
To Whom it may concern, I am writing in regards to Docket Number FD 36284 – Uinta Basin Railway. I can say that we and the community are in support 110% of this project. Our community can be positively impacted by this addition which could bring 100’s to 1000’s of jobs to a struggling oil field and Covid impacted community. Everyone I talk to in our area is counting on this railroad to help support this community. It is also a great opportunity for our area and our state to see additional work and revenue. I think it connects Eastern Utah with so many other areas and allows connection to additional commodities that normally would not be available. It also reduces cost of transportation to the area as well as reduces truck traffic on many roads. This could be cost savings in lives lost on many county, state and federal highways. No matter how I look at it, it will more positively affect the area and the state then it will negatively affect anything. This is something that has been discussed for many years. It has gone through great review, discussion, planning, and engineering. It is time that this project take off and get underway. Thank you for your time. Casey Koon