Malheur County’s rail project heads to Oregon Transportation Commission

A shipping center to move onions and other produce from truck to rail cars to reach major markets could be built on this acreage just north of Nyssa along the Union Pacific Railroad line. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

NYSSA - Greg Smith will have to run a political agility course in Salem on Thursday to win $26 million for Malheur County’s rail project.

Smith, the county’s economic development director, is leading the effort to erect a new rail shipping center in Nyssa.

The center, in the . . .