All those who would like to submit public comment on the proposed Uinta Basin Railway have only a few days left to do so. Starting on July 15th, the Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis gathered public input in person during 6 meetings over 5 days traveling 1100 miles, making stops in Fort Duchesne, Craig, Price, Roosevelt, Vernal, and ending in downtown Salt Lake City. There was a good mix of opinions shared, according to Tammy Champo, spokeswoman for the 7 County Infrastructure Coalition. This week, President of the Utah State Senate, Senator J. Stuart Adams, added his support for the Uintah Basin Railway Project in a letter to the Transportation Board. The Uinta Basin Railway Facebook page shared the letter in which Senator Adams said the project “is important to Utah’s economy and Rural Utah’s ability to diversify their economic streams.” The Surface Transportation Board is the entity gathering all the input as they prepare the Environmental Impact Statement for the Coalition’s rail proposal. That board is also who will make final decisions on routes and the project as a whole. The Surface Transportation Board will continue to accept public input
through August 5th.
Link to the Surface Transportation Board’s website through

and make an official comment.