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State sets new deadlines for Nyssa reload center

The state Transportation Department wants more information within the next two months regarding whether a proposed rail reload facility north of Nyssa will be viable. (The Enterprise/File).

SALEM – The state Transportation Department is dialing up the pressure on a local rail reload center proposal by setting new deadlines to show substantial progress.

Erik Havig, the planning section manager for the Transportation Department, presented a concise – but short – briefing to the Oregon Transportation Commission Thursday on a set of new deadlines for Treasure Valley Reload Center.

The state wants the Malheur County Development Corp., the public business created by the Malheur County Court to oversee the rail center, to deliver answers on several key questions by April 23 and May 3.

The answers will be crucial to whether the state approves the Nyssa project and releases $26 . . .