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FRA grants $1 million to get Utah line's environmental study off the ground


The Federal Railroad Administration recently awarded a $1 million grant to a six-county Utah government association, which will use proceeds to begin an environmental impact assessment of a proposed 43-mile line in the state’s central valley region.

Extending from coal mines in Salina to a Union Pacific Railroad connection near Levan, the line would be used by two 100-car coal trains per day and average 44,000 coal cars per year.

The association will use the grant to fund preliminary engineering work required by the Surface Transportation Board, which will decide whether the line should be built.

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