Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00196 

Received: 12/9/2020 1:18:52 PM
Commenter: Steve Palmer
Organization: Luxury Homes
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I have studied the facts about the proposed railway. I would like to ask that this project be considered for the survival of the Uintah Basin. The increase in oil production products would be a big boost to our local economy. But even more the capabilities of shipping and receiving products other than oil into the area would open doors for our local economy to diversify and attract other businesses. I sell manufactured homes the factories I presently work with are stretched to the limit presently deliveries of homes used to be a 3 month process we are now seeing lead times of 6 to 8 months for a home. I know the factories are considering new manufacturing facilities closer to their customer bases and help pick up the back log of homes. The limiting factor to consider an area like Uintah Basin for such a factory is getting lumber, sheet rock and appliances shipped to a factory location. We have a great work force for just such a factory. The jobs in these factories are carrier employment with great pay and opportunities to grow. I would like to see this project approved for the future of our local economy. Thank you for allowing us a voice to weigh in on such a crucial project for our area.