south carolina

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

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 | Staff 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

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

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

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

Verbal Lashing From House Speaker Spurs S.C. Senate to Pass Roads Bill

South Carolina senators late May 31 approved the borrowing of $2 billion for highway construction over a decade and giving the governor more control of the state’s road-repair agency.

Cassie Cope | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
June 1, 2016

South Carolina House Passes Transportation Funding Bill; Measure Moved to Senate


South Carolina is inching closer to a long-awaited transportation funding bill.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 25, 2016

S.C. Senate Finally Begins Debate on Transportation Bill

Eight weeks into the 2016 legislative session, Democrats in South Carolina’s Senate late March 2 agreed to allow debate on the Republicans’ $400 million transportation funding bill, which doesn’t include a gas tax increase.    

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2016