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Nyssa rail project gets another $3 million in public funds to get water

The site of the Treasure Valley Reload Center is still farmland but construction on the project is expected to start in September. An extra $3 million was granted to the rail reload center project by state lawmakers last month. (AUSTIN JOHNSON/The Enterprise)

NYSSA – Another $3 million in public money is going into the Treasure Valley Reload Center and neighboring industrial park, last-minute funding for a “critical” water line.

The money was set aside in the closing days of the Oregon Legislature, requested by Greg Smith’s economic development team in Malheur County and then assigned to a legislative budget committee where Smith holds sway.

Getting a water line from Nyssa city limits to the rail shipping center planned for north of the city is considered key to opening up about 200 acres for industrial development . . .