Greg Smith (left) Malheur County Economic Development Director along with Larry Wilson, Malheur County commissioner, testify before the Oregon Transportation Commission in June. (The Enterprise/File).
NYSSA – State transportation officials want Malheur County to provide a more precise financial plan on a proposed rail reload center by Friday.
In a June 21 letter, Tammy Baney, chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission, directed the county to furnish details and supporting documentation on specific elements of the reload center proposal.
Baney set a July 12 deadline for answers from local rail reload facility supporters.
The commission is scheduled to decide at its Thursday, July 18, meeting on awarding $26 million to the local rail facility.
In her three-page letter, Baney asked for details on rail shipping costs, expenses, transit times and a guarantee from . . .