Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00550 

Received: 2/4/2021 7:53:49 AM
Commenter: David Abeles
State: New Jersey

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
To Whom it may Concern: This comment is in support of the proposed Uinta Basin Railway. Currently, tens of thousands of truck trips are used to move freight through this region, making for congested and dangerous roads. Trucks are a very dirty and inefficient form of transportation. I see that this new company has done its homework to create the most viable new way to move this freight by railroad. The railroad is the safest, most environmentally sensitive way to move these commodities. The Whitmore Park Alternative would deviate from the Indian Canyon Alternative in areas to the north and south of Indian Canyon in order to avoid or minimize impacts identified during scoping, including impacts on residences and impacts on greater sage-grouse leks in the Carbon Sage-Grouse Management Area - this shows the proper work has been done to move this project in the right direction.The economic impact is huge and will help provide good jobs for area residents, including those on the railroads throughout Utah moving freight cars beyond the proposed new railroad. Please allow this project to advance - this is a win-win for all parties involved. Thank you for your consideration.