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State sets final deadline for Nyssa reload center

Greg Smith (left) Malheur County economic development director and Larry Wilson, Malheur County commissioner, testified before the Oregon Transportation Commission last week. Both men urged the commission to support a proposal to build a rail reload center north of Nyssa. (Mark Ylen, Mid-Valley Media).

SALEM – State transportation officials appeared ready to reject a plan to build a rail reload facility north of Nyssa last week, but agreed to give supporters of the venture one more chance to plug lingering gaps in the proposal. 

The Oregon Transportation Commission voted Thursday to extend the deadline on a final decision for the $26-million-dollar rail reload facility until July 18.

By then, state officials want supporters of the project to provide information regarding the cost of rail service, shipping prices and costs, an updated business plan and . . .