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8:45 am on Friday January 24, 2014

Some SC lawmakers disappointed with Gov. Haley's plans for roads, schools

When Gov. Nikki Haley gave her fourth State of the State address Wednesday night, she asked lawmakers to support her plans to improve state roads and schools without a tax increase. But now some lawmakers, even from own party, say the plans aren't...
10:47 am on Tuesday June 25, 2013

$1 Billion for South Carolina's roads

Much needed funding for South Carolina's massive and aged road system has been signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley, but as much as $28 billion more is estimated to be needed over the next 20 years.
1:20 am on Wednesday April 24, 2013

S.C. Senators begin discussing road fix ideas

Six senators are discussing a plethora of ideas to fix South Carolina's aging road and bridge network, but all of them do not adjust the 25-year-old gas tax and fall far short of the estimated $600 million annual funding deficit.
4:38 am on Friday December 14, 2012

South Carolina infrastructure faces looming $30 billion funding gap

Flickr User: Tattooed JJ Years ago, our sister site in Charleston wrote about how an insufficient gas tax impares the S.C. DOT's budget, now Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge is warning of the deficit.  Specifically Onge is forecasting a $30...
4:16 am on Tuesday December 11, 2012

South Carolina infrastructure faces looming $30 billion funding gap

Flickr User: Tattooed JJ Years ago, our sister site in Charleston wrote about how an insufficient gas tax prevents the S.C. DOT's budget, now Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge is warning of the deficit.  Specifically Onge is forecasting a $30...
6:51 am on Tuesday November 13, 2012

South Carolina to raise sales tax in 2013?

Flickr User: 401(K) 2012 FITS News is reporting that there will be a sales tax increase in 2013 that is aimed at improving the state's infustructure.  FITS writes in part: A proposal to raise South Carolina’s statewide sales tax by one cent (or by...
2:32 am on Tuesday June 19, 2012

Port of Charleston to see major investment as battle with Savannah continues

Image by Flickr user r_bowleyWhile container shipping volume continues to rebound and a political battle is fought for federal dollars to deepen the Charleston Harbor, the Port of Charleston has announced major capital investments to the tune of $...
1:36 am on Tuesday May 10, 2011

How and why on pursuing Charleston's 'Opportunity Next' future

Image by Flickr user .imelda Around this time last month, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance was booming with pride over unveiling its strategic plan for the economic future of Charleston: Opportunity Next. In a nutshell, the plan calls...
10:22 am on Thursday April 14, 2011

Making a case to use I-526 funds for Boeing roads, rail, or other needed Charleston infastructure

Image by Flickr user Kyle MayUpdate April 14: The Charleston City Paper has filed a brief report and notes that the meeting to debate this idea kicks off at 4:15 today. Get the report's details here. First reporting: While the unpopular I-526 plan...
8:01 am on Sunday January 9, 2011

Could tourists lead the way in growing Charleston's bike infrastructure?

We came across this interesting article about the demand for bike infrastructure and green spaces in NYC - not necessarily by locals, but by tourists.  Here's an excerpt... "While activists and community members started this kind of positive change...

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