USDA Grain Transportation Report (1/19): Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center Opens in Oregon

According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, on December 16, the Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center opened in Millerburg, OR, where it will primarily serve the local agricultural community.

Brought to the Center by trucks, cargo in international containers can then be transferred to Union Pacific rail cars arrived from the Midwest, as well as from Denver, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT.

The rail cars will then head to marine terminals in Seattle and Tacoma, WA. The $35.5 million, 64-acre Center was one of four projects to receive funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Connect Oregon program.

The Center will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by substituting rail use for truck use.

The Center will also give farmers alternative options for transporting goods to market, as well as reduce shipping costs, while boosting the local economy.