Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00186 

Received: 12/8/2020 11:14:00 AM
Commenter: Jon Wilson
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Re: Uinta Basin Railway, Docket No. FD 36284 Dear Mr. Wayland, I am writing in support of the proposed Uinta Basin Railway that will provide important and needed transportation infrastructure to the entire region of the Uinta Basin in the state of Utah. I have lived here collectively for nearly 30 years and my wife and I have operated two local businesses in the town of Roosevelt over the last 20 years. Both of our businesses serve the public (an eye care clinic and a fine arts center), so we have daily opportunities to visit and talk about community issues with the public. The overwhelming majority of people here are excited about the Uinta Basin Railway for the following reasons: 1. Increased capacity to transport resources and goods out of the area (oil/gas/agriculture) 2. Increased job opportunities for local residents 3. Increased opportunities for a stronger and more diversified economy 4. Increased opportunities to bring goods into the area as the railway expands the economy 5. Increased highway safety over US Highway 40 due to a decrease in longer haul trucks Thank you for your consideration in this much needed transportation project that will serve a substantial region of our state and tens of thousands of hard working people. I sincerely appreciate your time and efforts regarding the Uinta Basin Railway. Best Regards, Dr. Jon P. Wilson Roosevelt, Utah (435) 725-0120