Board picks top choice for rail project

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

VALE – A public board working to build a new rail shipping center in Malheur County has focused on a preferred site with two others still under consideration.

The Malheur County Development Corp. last week met in executive, or closed, session to consider the sites and won’t publicly say yet which site it thinks is best suited for the multi-million dollar project.

The public development corporation will use $26 million from the state to finance the project. At the rail shipping center, farm products are trucked in and loaded onto trains that can make . . .