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Government, Business

SCDOT Projects Losing Millions in Revenue Because of COVID-19

Christy Hall Christy Hall speaks at the meeting. (South Carolina Department of Transportation)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is projecting to lose millions of dollars in revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on motor fuel taxes and car sales taxes, according to transportation officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

South Carolina DOT Ramps Up Infrastructure Work

Rural road in South Carolina A rural road in eastern South Carolina. More than 60% of the state's traffic fatalities in 2018 occurred on rural roads. (Getty Images)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has increased funds dedicated to infrastructure construction projects, according to Transportation Secretary Christy Hall.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Dorian Makes Landfall on Outer Banks Before Heading Out to Sea

Hurricane Dorian Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina Sept. 6, battering the shore with driving rain and wind as it continues its march north and begins moving away from the U.S. coast.

September 6, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

South Carolina DOT Program Addresses Rural Freight Needs

Rural Freight Needs I-26 North in South Carolina near Exit 22. (formulanone/Flickr)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has developed a program to improve mobility and facilitate freight movement on rural interstate highways.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2018
Government

South Carolina DOT’s 10-Year Program Shows Strong First Year

South Carolina Interstate 26 (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is ahead of schedule in its work to repair roads and bridges, according to an announcement from Transportation Secretary Christy Hall.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Dogged Pursuit Helps Ronnie Luckadoo Again Become South Carolina’s Top Trucker

South Carolina Grand Champion Ronnie Luckadoo (center) South Carolina Grand Champion Ronnie Luckadoo of UPS Freight (center) with 2018 SCTDC Chairman Casey O’Dell (left) and 2018 SCTDC Course Marshall Jerry Peterson. (Denise McGill)

Winning South Carolina’s truck driving championships for the fifth time last weekend feels, well, very satisfying, Ronnie Luckadoo of UPS Freight told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

S.C. Governor Cries Foul Over White House Allocation for Charleston Port

South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is accusing the White House budget office — overseen by former S.C. GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney — for skimping on funding for one of the state’s top priority infrastructure projects.

Emma Dumain | McClatchy Washington Bureau
February 28, 2018
Government

South Carolina Senate Passes First Gas-Tax Increase in 30 Years

Jimmy Emerson/Flickr

The S.C. Senate passed a 12-cents-a-gallon hike in its gas tax the night of April 26 by a vote of 34-10, a veto-proof majority.

Cassie Cope | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
April 27, 2017
TCA

South Carolina Governor Urges Lawmakers to Borrow Up to $1 Billion for Road Repairs

Jimmy Emerson/Flickr

Promising to veto an increase to the state’s gasoline tax to repair the state’s roads, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster wants lawmakers instead to borrow up to $1 billion to fix the state's crumbling roads.

Cassie Cope | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
April 4, 2017
Government

New S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster Calls Gas Tax Hike a 'Last Resort,' House GOP Says

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

As South Carolina lawmakers weigh raising the gas tax, Gov. Henry McMaster urged them to see any tax hike as a “last resort,” according to several Republicans he addressed.

Jamie Self | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
February 7, 2017

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