Malheur County Court approves commitment letter for rail reload center

County leaders recently signed a letter of commitment, seen as a key step to pave the way for construction of a rail reload facility north of Nyssa. (The Enterprise/file)

VALE – The Malheur County Court signed off on a key document last week that officials say will pave the way for the release of funds to begin construction on a rail reload facility north of Nyssa.

Dan Joyce, Malheur County judge, endorsed a two-page Letter of Commitment which outlines six, non-binding guidelines the county, a coalition of local onion shippers and Americold Logistics will adhere to regarding the rail facility.

The letter is the key step needed for the state to release construction funds for the project.

The Oregon Transportation Commission is scheduled to decide on the construction at its meeting scheduled for . . .