Business & economy

State gives green light to rail reload center

Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, makes a point during an Oregon Transportation Commission meeting in June while Larry Wilson, Malheur County commissioner, looks on. On Thursday, July 18, the commission approved a $26 million rail reload project north of Nyssa. (The Enterprise/File).

SALEM – A multimillion-dollar rail reload facility that was on the ropes and nearly down for the count a month ago received a green light from the Oregon Transportation Commission Thursday.

Now Malheur County will move ahead ironing out the fine details of the $26 million project north of Nyssa that was nearly scuttled in June.

The commission approved the project on a unanimous 5-0 vote, ending one phase of a project that local supporters wanted to get off the ground for more than two years.

The commission made its decision . . .