SC’s annual transportation funding is complex. Lawmakers pour funds into multiple categories across several agencies. Here are three charts that help put into perspective South Carolina’s transportation funding over the past five years.
The SCDOT says they lack the funds they need—$1.2 billion per year—to bring the state’s more than 41,000 miles of roads and 8,380 bridges up to par.
More than 400 roads and bridges were closed on October 8, just days after rising flood waters washed away South Carolina roads and claimed homes and businesses located near waterways. […]
Drivers could start paying more taxes at the pump this year if the legislature approves a funding package to increase funding for roads. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved […]
As the General Assembly prepares to convene in January, the body will have to begin deciding how to better fund maintenance for the more than 41,000 miles of state-maintained roads. […]