Expect an increase in state spending—and likely taxes and fees—in the coming years as pressure increases to repair the state’s 41,000 miles of pitted roads and the $21 billion retirement […]
The $2.2 billion borrowing plan was a good “first step,” several legislators have said, toward repairing the state’s pot hole-riddled transportation system.
The Senate approved a $2.2 billion roads fix Tuesday. The funding is aimed at eliminating the state’s structurally deficient bridges and repairing existing Interstates.
The state House approved a measure to reform the Transportation Department, 113-6 on Wednesday. The amendment stripped from a Senate-passed plan $400 million annually in general fund revenues targeted for roads repairs.
Governance is the Transportation Department’s most pressing issue this year, even more pressing than the funding issue, the agency’s Secretary Christy Hall told a House transportation panel on Thursday.
The hearing follows the release on Tuesday of a more than 300-page report by the council, which revealed the SCDOT has added 760 lane miles since 2004, even as the highway system continued to deteriorate from 2008 to 2014.
The roads debate, much like any other debate on any other nuanced political issue, has been a lot like a political game of chicken.
Nancy Cave doesn’t think the state Transportation Department needs to widen a two-lane stretch of Pamplico Highway to four lanes, a widening project on the agency’s 2015-2016 agenda. When […]
Updated April 28 Lawmakers have repeatedly sung one chorus this year—constituents want them to find a way to fix roads and bridges in South Carolina. The Senate Finance Committee approved […]
A state House subcommittee has advanced a fair tax proposal, which supporters say could help raise money for roads. According to the South Carolina FairTax movement, a six percent state […]