Three things matter in legislation—what a bill says it will do, what the bill might do, and precedent. Legislators on Wednesday overwhelmingly overrode Republican Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto of a […]
Updated Feb. 8 A bill to raise the state’s 16.75 cents-a-gallon gas tax by 10 cents over five years advanced the state House on Tuesday. The plan, passed by a […]
Updated Feb. 6 More than 6,800 crashes caused a death or serious injury on South Carolina’s rural roads over the past five years as state roads fell into disrepair, and […]
The state Transportation Department is planning to deliver $5 billion in interstate projects over the next 10 years, agency secretary, Christy Hall said Wednesday. The plan would revamp 140 miles […]
The business created by a former Transportation Department worker and his neighbor earned $2.5 million in contracts with the agency in fiscal year 2015, according to its 2016 annual report. […]
Updated 7:24 pm The Legislature has reached agreement on how to fund roads by leveraging $200 million in fees annually into $2.2 billion in bonds, just one day before their […]
*Corrected June 1 South Carolina’s crumbling roads are no secret to anyone who travels across them. But one group may want the roads repaired more than the rest of us. […]
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.
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 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.