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Rail reload supporters make their case to transportation commission

Greg Smith, the economic development director for Malheur County, answered questions from state transportation officials Feb. 21 on a rail reload center planned north of Nyssa. (The Enterprise/File).

SALEM – Malheur County went to Salem late last week and pitched a case to state transportation officials to support a rail reload center north of Nyssa.

Greg Smith, the economic development director for Malheur County, briefed and answered questions from the Oregon Transportation Commission on the local project during the Feb. 21 session.

The reload center is seen by local officials as a major economic development project to boost the region’s agriculture industry.

The rail shipping center would be built with state money on land north of Nyssa and would provide shippers a way to move produce from the county to major markets.

Smith and . . .