Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00300 -- Oral Comment at Public Meeting 

Received: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 PM
Commenter: David Harvey

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Okay.· I guess I'm unmuted now. Can you hear me?


Okay.· Thank you very much. · · · · ·So I'm a landowner in the Uinta Basin.· I come from a family that was raised in the Uinta Basin. I still have family out there.· · · · ·

I just wanted to bring up the point that highway traffic on Highway 40 will not decrease due to this railway.· The refineries in Salt Lake City are not closing down.· So the oil still has to be shipped to Salt Lake City for the refineries.· The refineries do not have a transloading facility to offload from the railroad.· So when they talk about reducing truck traffic, they're talking about reducing truck traffic potentially on Highway 191. · · · · ·

Highway 40 truck traffic will probably not decrease.· So I just wanted to point that out.· I don't see it in your impact, your environmental impact statement about a reduction in truck traffic on Highway 40, but I've heard a lot of talk about that, including the person who just commented that said truck traffic will decrease because of this railroad.· And that's just not true in my opinion.· So I'm done.· Thank you.