UINTAH BASIN TRANSPORTATION STUDY

Significant development of natural resources within the Uintah Basin is expected to occur within the next twenty years. The development of oil shale, electrical generation, and water resources will provide substantial increases in employment and attract population to the area. In addition, existing services will have to be expanded to satisfy the anticipated needs of this influx of people. This study has focussed on the transportation improvements that will be required if adequate mobility is to be provided in the Uintah Basin. All reasonable forms of transportation were addressed including highway, transit, rail, pipeline, air, and power transmission lines. Transportation needs were identified for the next twenty years. The improvements outlined must be provided on a timely basis, however, if the projected economic activity in the area is to provide full benefit to the residents of the Uintah Basin and the entire country. Transportation improvement needs and priorities have been developed. Anticipated cost estimates for the improvements show that costs will rapidly outrun expected funding from traditional sources. Additional funds will be required from federal, state, and local sources if safe and efficient transportation service is to be provided. Potential new sources of the required funds were identified. The existing information obtained and projections included in this study have provided considerable insight into the transportation systems in the Uintah Basin. Although much of the data describing existing conditions were previously available from diverse sources, pertinent data files were compiled and incorporated into one document. Although circumstances change due to the uncertainty in projecting future needs, it is anticipated that the recommendations contained within this report will provide the basic transportation improvements needed to insure a reasonable level of mobility to the population and visitors to the Uintah Basin.

  • Supplemental Notes:
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  • Corporate Authors:

    Van Wagoner (Wayne T) & Associates, Incorporated

    Salt Lake City, UT  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/R8/07233-T1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM