Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) congratulates the Uinta Basin Railway Project on receiving final approval from the federal government’s Surface Transportation Board (STB). Sen. Lee has been working with federal agencies and local partners for years toward the goal of approval. Local efforts were led by the 7-County Infrastructure Coalition, the Ute Indian Tribe, the UBRY company, Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and DHIP Group.
Sen. Lee’s federal efforts helped guide the project to approval. This ambitious railway project is the largest approved in the nation since 1983 and is set to bring jobs, innovation, and opportunity to the Uinta Basin for decades to come. The new model used for this railway investment sets a new precedent and standard for the nation.
Of the project, Sen. Lee said, “Congratulations to all those in the Basin for the approval of the Uinta Basin Railway Project. This project will bring thousands of jobs and decades of prosperity to this key part of our state. Thank you to the 7-County Infrastructure Coalition, the Ute Indian Tribe, the UBRY company, Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and DHIP Group for making this a reality. I look forward to seeing the development, people, and progress this railway will bring to the Basin.”