Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00400 -- Oral Comment at Public Meeting 

Received: 12/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Karen Hedlund

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Thank you, Jennifer.· Can you hear me?


Thank you.· And I want to thank Mr. Wayland for an excellent presentation. I have two questions.· And by way of background, I'm a former chief counsel and deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration during the Obama administration.

My first question -- and I'll give you the both of the questions.· The first question is:· Why was FRA not a cooperating agency for the DEIS?

The second question is a little longer. And that is:· It has been reported that the Uinta Basin
Railway is negotiating to acquire -- acquire rights in the Union Pacific line currently unused between Dotsero and Pueblo.· That line is actually shown on one of the maps in the DEIS.

Do you -- are you aware of what the status of those negotiations are?· And why was that route not considered when you looked at down rail impacts?


No.· Not at all.· Thank you.