Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00420 

Received: 1/26/2021 1:56:38 PM
Commenter: Sonja Norton
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I served on the Vernal City Council for eight years and as Mayor of Vernal City from 2014-2017. I was born in Vernal and have lived here my entire life. I serve on many boards and committees, trying to stay involved in my community. I believe the rail coming to our area would greatly benefit the majority of citizens living in the Uinta Basin. As you well know, we have been mostly reliant on the oil and gas industry for a very long time. I think the rail will help this area to finally diversify our economy and bring light manufacturing, along with other industries to help all to prosper. I also think it will bring positive economic impacts here. I am in full support of the process that has been initiated and the rail coming to our area!