Business & economy

County trims back rail lines for Nyssa center in cost-cutting move as construction looms

The rail reload center project still lacks a federal permit even as construction is slated to kick off in September. Officials also still do not have a signed agreement from the firm that is set to operate the facility. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

NYSSA – The Treasure Valley Reload Center continues to run into procedural snags that are slowing progress as it still lacks a key permit, the operator has yet to sign the lease and one proposed rail spur is being dropped for now.

The Malheur County Development Corp. found good news amid the delays, telling the state last week that Americold, the intended operator of the shipping center, has found a way to deliver the region’s onions at less expense than anticipated.

The impact of it all is unclear.

Greg Smith, director of . . .